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 for dilapidated
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dilapidated \Di*lap"i*da`ted\, a.
     Decayed; fallen into partial ruin; injured by bad usage or
     neglect.
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           A deserted and dilapidated buildings.    --Cooper.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              If the bishop, parson, or vicar, etc., dilapidates
              the buildings, or cuts down the timber of the
              patrimony.                            --Blackstone.
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     2. To impair by waste and abuse; to squander.
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              The patrimony of the bishopric of Oxon was much
              dilapidated.                          --Wood.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  dilapidated
      adj 1: in deplorable condition; "a street of bedraggled
             tenements"; "a broken-down fence"; "a ramshackle old
             pier"; "a tumble-down shack" [syn: bedraggled, broken-
             down, derelict, dilapidated, ramshackle,
             tatterdemalion, tumble-down]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  111 Moby Thesaurus words for "dilapidated":
     ablative, battered, beat-up, beaten up, bedraggled, biodegradable,
     blowzy, broken-down, careless, chintzy, corrosive, crumbling,
     damaged, decayed, decaying, decomposable, decomposing, decrepit,
     degradable, derelict, destroyed, dingy, disintegrable,
     disintegrated, disintegrating, disintegrative, disjunctive,
     disruptive, doddering, down-at-heel, drabbletailed, draggled,
     draggletailed, dusty, erosive, faded, frowzy, frumpish, frumpy,
     fusty, gone to seed, groggy, grubby, impaired, in rags, in ruins,
     informal, injured, loose, lumpen, marred, messy, mildewed,
     moldering, moldy, moss-grown, moth-eaten, mussy, musty, negligent,
     poky, raddled, ragged, raggedy, ramshackle, ravaged, resolvent,
     ricketish, rickety, rocky, ruined, ruinous, run-down, rusty,
     scraggly, seedy, separative, shabby, shaky, shoddy, slack,
     slatternly, slipshod, sloppy, slovenly, slummy, sluttish, solvent,
     sordid, spidery, spindly, squalid, stale, tacky, tattered,
     teetering, teetery, threadbare, time-scarred, timeworn, tottering,
     tottery, tumbledown, unkempt, unneat, unsightly, unsteady, untidy,
     wobbly, worn, wrecked
  
  

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