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deteriorate

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Definition become worse
  • The situation could quickly deteriorate.
deteriorate = become worse
  • Shortly after the invasion, the security for most Iraqi people deteriorated.
  • deteriorated = became worse
  • The two countries have a deteriorating relationship.
  • deteriorating = worsening
  • Her popularity began to deteriorate after the event.
  • deteriorate = worsen
  • The conflict has led to an alarming deterioration of human rights.
  • deterioration = worsening
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • I was shocked by the deterioration in her health.
  • deterioration = amount of worsening
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • The rubber deteriorated and needs to be replaced.
  • deteriorated = became worse (wore out)
  • The home will not sell for much because of its deteriorated state.
  • deteriorated = worsened
  • Writing, at its best, is a lonely life. Organizations for writers palliate the writer's loneliness, but I doubt if they improve his writing. He grows in public stature as he sheds his loneliness and often his work deteriorates.
    Ernest Hemingway
  • deteriorates = becomes worse
  • Her appearance reflected the mental deterioration.
  • deterioration = worsening
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Her condition deteriorated
  • deteriorated = became worse
  • His mind deteriorated
  • deteriorated = became worse
  • Hannah was so satisfied with her own unexpectedly radiant prospects that she hardly realized her mother's anxieties; for there are natures which flourish, in adversity, and deteriorate when exposed to sudden prosperity.
    Kate Douglas Wiggin  --  Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm
  • deteriorate = become worse
  • Artificially-induced intelligence deteriorates at a rate of time directly proportional to the quantity of the increase.
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon — Novel
  • deteriorates = gets worse
  • Deterioration progressing.
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon — Novel
  • deterioration = worsening (the process of something getting worse)
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • I learned so much so fast, and now my mind is deteriorating rapidly.
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon — Novel
  • deteriorating = getting worse
  • However, by all indications, my own mental deterioration will be quite rapid.
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon — Novel
  • deterioration = worsening (the process of something getting worse)
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • I can't help but admire the structural linguists who have carved out for themselves a linguistic discipline based on the deterioration of written communication.
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon — Novel
  • deterioration = worsening (the process of something getting worse)
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • As I show in my report, these and other physical and mental deterioration syndromes can be predicted with statistically significant results by the application of my new formula.
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon — Novel
  • deterioration = worsening (the process of something getting worse)
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • John Quincy, when he arrived in September for a holiday of several weeks, was shocked by his father's drastically deteriorating condition.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams

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