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dilapidate


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dilapidate  \Di*lap"i*date\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dilapidated}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Dilapidating}.]  [L.  dilapidare  to  scatter 
  like  stones;  di-  =  dis-  +  lapidare  to  throw  stones,  fr  lapis 
  a  stone.  See  {Lapidary}.] 
  1.  To  bring  into  a  condition  of  decay  or  partial  ruin,  by 
  misuse  or  through  neglect;  to  destroy  the  fairness  and 
  good  condition  of  --  said  of  a  building. 
 
  If  the  bishop,  parson,  or  vicar,  etc.,  dilapidates 
  the  buildings,  or  cuts  down  the  timber  of  the 
  patrimony.  --Blackstone. 
 
  2.  To  impair  by  waste  and  abuse;  to  squander. 
 
  The  patrimony  of  the  bishopric  of  Oxon  was  much 
  dilapidated.  --Wood. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dilapidate  \Di*lap"i*date\,  v.  i. 
  To  get  out  of  repair;  to  fall  into  partial  ruin;  to  become 
  decayed;  as  the  church  was  suffered  to  dilapidate. 
  --Johnson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dilapidate 
  v  :  bring  into  a  condition  of  decay  or  partial  ruin  by  neglect 
  or  misuse 




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