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decrepitadjective

uk   us   /dɪˈkrep.ɪt/
in very ​badcondition because of being ​old, or not having been ​cared for, or having been used a lot: Most of the ​buildings were ​old and decrepit. A decrepit ​old man ​sat on a ​parkbench.
decrepitude
noun [U] uk   /-ɪ.tjuːd/  us   /-ɪ.tuːd/ formal
a ​state of decrepitude
(Definition of decrepit from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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decrepitadjective

 us   /dɪˈkrep·ɪt/
weak and in ​poorcondition, esp. from ​age or ​long use: The ​town had two decrepit ​firetrucks that were ​constantlybreaking down.
(Definition of decrepit from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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