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semiderelict Syllabification: sem·i·der·e·lict
Pronunciation: /ˌsemēˈderəlikt/ /ˌsemī-/

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Definition of semiderelict in English:

adjective

In a partially derelict state: a semiderelict farmhouse
More example sentences
  • The job of turning these hitherto semi-derelict cottages into a desirable home has been partially accomplished - the owners bought the cottages four years ago and have been working on them ever since.
  • Two weeks ago I was staying in a semi-derelict chateau in France, where only 20 out of 197 rooms are lived in.
  • They collected 160 bags from the bypass and from a semi-derelict area west of the Market Place and also gathered another 20 bags from Boroughbridge Road and another 15 from paths on Gallows Hill.

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