disrepair

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Etymology[edit]

dis- +‎ repair

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disrepair (countable and uncountable, plural disrepairs)

  1. The state of being in poor condition, in need of repair.
    • 20 January 2017, Donald Trump, Inauguration Speech
      We've defended other nations' borders while refusing to defend our own; And spent trillions and trillions of dollars overseas while America's infrastructure has fallen into disrepair and decay.
    The sewing machine is in disrepair.
    The house had fallen into such disrepair that no agent would show it to buyers.

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disrepair (third-person singular simple present disrepairs, present participle disrepairing, simple past and past participle disrepaired)

  1. (intransitive, rare) To get into a state of disrepair.