derelict


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derelict

1. falling into ruins; neglected; dilapidated
2. a person abandoned or neglected by society; a social outcast or vagrant
3. property deserted or abandoned by an owner, occupant, etc.
4. Nautical a vessel abandoned at sea

Derelict

Land or buildings that have been deserted or abandoned, or damaged by serious neglect or other processes, which in their existing state are unsightly and incapable of use without restoration or renovation or other treatment.

derelict

[′der·ə‚likt]
(navigation)
Any property abandoned at sea, often of sufficient size as to constitute a menace to navigation; especially an abandoned vessel.
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The most common new use for derelict and urban vacant land is residential, accounting for 62 per cent.
The total amount of derelict and urban vacant land in Scotland decreased by 253 hectares (two per cent) from the previous year, to 12,435 hectares in 2016.
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A BUSY Birmingham road which has been closed for three days after sections of a derelict pub were blown onto the pavement has re-opened again.
Tim Radcliffe Coming soon to the delightful vista that is Southgate - one derelict sports centre and one derelict tower block surrounded on three sides by many other derelict buildings of varying sizes.
DEMOLITION work started yesterday at the site where a derelict building crashed to the ground in Wrexham at the weekend.
Swansea's Palace Theatre a playhouse where Oscar winner Sir Anthony Hopkins made his professional acting debut which is in danger of collapse after being left derelict WALES NEWS SERVICE
Summary: Muscat: A derelict ship, the MV MOL Comfort, caught fire on Saturday in the Arabian .