Here, in a dilapidated room, Saleem recounts the November blast.
We drove for what felt like forever to a sort of dilapidated commercial part of Istanbul on the Asian side of the city.
On the set, a hole was dug in the middle of a cul-de-sac, surrounded by dilapidated clay houses overlooking a shady canyon.
1560s, "to bring a building to ruin," from Latin dilapidatus, past participle of dilapidare "to squander, waste," originally "to throw stones, scatter like stones;" see dilapidation. Perhaps the English word is a back-formation from dilapidation.