dilapidated : Definition, Usages, News and More

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duh la puh day tid

  • v  bring into a condition of decay or partial ruin by neglect or misuse
  • v  fall into decay or ruin
  • s  in deplorable condition

  • He lived with his fifth wife in a dilapidated courtyard house, shuffling occasionally to the library to conduct historical research on his defanged and unloved dynasty.
  • In 1989, equipped with medicines scrounged from foreign relief workers and instruments she had sterilized in a rice cooker, she transformed a dilapidated barn in Mae Sot into a .
  • Restless teenagers mill around narrow streets lined with burned-out houses and dilapidated trailer parks.
News & Articles


  • Charles Schumer in USA Today
    To think that men and women are serving their country in the most honorable and courageous way possible and all we give them is a dilapidated, rat-infested, run-down building to recover is a disgrace,Schumer wrote. "My fear is that Walter...
  • Mary Cheh in FOXNews
    We are united in making this a major effort of the city to rid the city of these dilapidated slums,council member Mary Cheh said at the news conference. "It takes a special indifference and greed to leave homes in this kind of condition,...
  • Ludacris in PR Newswire (press release)
    I look at our communities now and I see many empty lots, closed clinics, dilapidated schools and an overall breakdown of social services for the poor and elderly,says Ludacris. "Today is a day for change. I plan to knock on doors in...

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