The barrier of stigma wedged between a person and others they deem “dirty” or “derelict” will not keep AIDS at bay.
We stood on the rooftop of a derelict farmhouse meters away from a Turkish tank and a razor wire fence marking the end of Turkey.
He remembers, for example, living in Brooklyn Heights and trying to get booze from the “derelict liquor story nearby.”
1640s, from Latin derelictus "solitary, deserted," past participle of dereliquere "to abandon, forsake, desert," from de- "entirely" + relinquere "leave behind" (see relinquish). Originally especially of vessels abandoned at sea or stranded on shore. As a noun, from 1660s.