deteriorate


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de·te·ri·o·rate

 (dĭ-tîr′ē-ə-rāt′)
v. de·te·ri·o·rat·ed, de·te·ri·o·rat·ing, de·te·ri·o·rates
v.tr.
To diminish or impair in quality, character, or value: Time and neglect had deteriorated the property.
v.intr.
1. To grow worse; degenerate: The weather deteriorated overnight.
2. To weaken or disintegrate; decay: The nation's highways are deteriorating at a rapid pace.

[Late Latin dēteriōrāre, dēteriōrāt-, from Latin dēterior, worse; see de- in Indo-European roots.]

de·te′ri·o·ra′tion n.
de·te′ri·o·ra′tive adj.

deteriorate

(dɪˈtɪərɪəˌreɪt)
vb
1. to make or become worse or lower in quality, value, character, etc; depreciate
2. (intr) to wear away or disintegrate
[C16: from Late Latin dēteriōrāre, from Latin dēterior worse]
deˌterioˈration n
deˈteriorative adj

de•te•ri•o•rate

(dɪˈtɪər i əˌreɪt)

v.t., v.i. -rat•ed, -rat•ing.
1. to make or become worse or inferior in character, quality, value, etc.
2. to disintegrate or wear away.
[1565–75; < Late Latin dēteriōrātus, past participle of dēteriōrāre to make worse]
de•te`ri•o•ra′tion, n.
de•te′ri•o•ra`tive, adj.

deteriorate


Past participle: deteriorated
Gerund: deteriorating

Imperative
deteriorate
deteriorate
Present
I deteriorate
you deteriorate
he/she/it deteriorates
we deteriorate
you deteriorate
they deteriorate
Preterite
I deteriorated
you deteriorated
he/she/it deteriorated
we deteriorated
you deteriorated
they deteriorated
Present Continuous
I am deteriorating
you are deteriorating
he/she/it is deteriorating
we are deteriorating
you are deteriorating
they are deteriorating
Present Perfect
I have deteriorated
you have deteriorated
he/she/it has deteriorated
we have deteriorated
you have deteriorated
they have deteriorated
Past Continuous
I was deteriorating
you were deteriorating
he/she/it was deteriorating
we were deteriorating
you were deteriorating
they were deteriorating
Past Perfect
I had deteriorated
you had deteriorated
he/she/it had deteriorated
we had deteriorated
you had deteriorated
they had deteriorated
Future
I will deteriorate
you will deteriorate
he/she/it will deteriorate
we will deteriorate
you will deteriorate
they will deteriorate
Future Perfect
I will have deteriorated
you will have deteriorated
he/she/it will have deteriorated
we will have deteriorated
you will have deteriorated
they will have deteriorated
Future Continuous
I will be deteriorating
you will be deteriorating
he/she/it will be deteriorating
we will be deteriorating
you will be deteriorating
they will be deteriorating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been deteriorating
you have been deteriorating
he/she/it has been deteriorating
we have been deteriorating
you have been deteriorating
they have been deteriorating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been deteriorating
you will have been deteriorating
he/she/it will have been deteriorating
we will have been deteriorating
you will have been deteriorating
they will have been deteriorating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been deteriorating
you had been deteriorating
he/she/it had been deteriorating
we had been deteriorating
you had been deteriorating
they had been deteriorating
Conditional
I would deteriorate
you would deteriorate
he/she/it would deteriorate
we would deteriorate
you would deteriorate
they would deteriorate
Past Conditional
I would have deteriorated
you would have deteriorated
he/she/it would have deteriorated
we would have deteriorated
you would have deteriorated
they would have deteriorated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.deteriorate - become worse or disintegrate; "His mind deteriorated"
go to pot, go to the dogs - become ruined; "His business went to pot when economy soured"
decay, dilapidate, crumble - fall into decay or ruin; "The unoccupied house started to decay"
wear off, wear thin, wear down, wear out, wear - deteriorate through use or stress; "The constant friction wore out the cloth"
2.deteriorate - grow worse; "Her condition deteriorated"; "Conditions in the slums degenerated"; "The discussion devolved into a shouting match"
fatigue, jade, tire, weary, pall - lose interest or become bored with something or somebody; "I'm so tired of your mother and her complaints about my food"
languish, fade - become feeble; "The prisoner has be languishing for years in the dungeon"
rot, waste - become physically weaker; "Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world"
decline, worsen - grow worse; "Conditions in the slum worsened"
convalesce, recover, recuperate - get over an illness or shock; "The patient is recuperating"

deteriorate

verb
1. decline, worsen, degenerate, fall, fail, drop, slip, sink, slide, slump, degrade, depreciate, go downhill, go to the dogs (informal), go down the tubes (informal), go to pot, go to rack and ruin There are fears that the situation may deteriorate.
decline improve, advance, get better, ameliorate
2. disintegrate, rot, decay, spoil, fade, break down, go off, weaken, crumble, fall apart, perish, ebb, degenerate, decompose, go bad, wear away, putrefy, retrogress X-rays are used to prevent fresh food from deteriorating.

deteriorate

verb
1. To become lower in quality, character, or condition:
Idioms: go bad, go to pot, go to seed , go to the dogs.
2. To lose strength or power:
Informal: fizzle (out).
3. To become or cause to become rotten or unsound:
Translations
يَتَدَهْوَرُيُتْلِف، يُفْسِد
horšit sezhoršit se
blive værreforringesforværre
heikentäähuonontua
propadati
hraka, versna
悪化する
악화시키다
blogėjimaspablogėjimasprastėjimasprastėtisuprastėjimas
pasliktinātpasliktināties
poslabšati se
försämras
เสื่อมโทรม
xấu đi

deteriorate

[dɪˈtɪərɪəreɪt] VI [work, situation, weather, condition] → empeorar; [health] → empeorar, deteriorarse; [materials, building, relationship] → deteriorarse
he was worried about her deteriorating healthle preocupaba que cada vez estuviera peor de salud
the meeting deteriorated into a free-for-allla reunión degeneró en una pelea

deteriorate

[dɪˈtɪəriəreɪt] vi [health, economy, situation, relationship] → se détériorer, se dégrader; [weather] → se gâter, se dégrader

deteriorate

visich verschlechtern; (materials)verderben; (species)entarten; (morals, brickwork)verfallen

deteriorate

[dɪˈtɪərɪəˌreɪt] videteriorarsi

deteriorate

(diˈtiəriəreit) verb
to grow worse. His work has deteriorated recently.
deˌterioˈration noun

deteriorate

يَتَدَهْوَرُ zhoršit se forværre verschlechtern (sich) επιδεινώνω deteriorarse huonontua détériorer propadati deteriorare 悪化する 악화시키다 verslechteren forverre pogorszyć deteriorar портиться försämras เสื่อมโทรม kötülemek xấu đi 恶化

deteriorate

v. deteriorar, desmejorar; deteriorarse; desmejorarse.

deteriorate

vi (condition of patient) empeorar; (substance) deteriorarse
References in classic literature ?
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.
It contained about three hundred and twenty cubic feet of gas, which, if pure hydrogen, would support twenty-one pounds upon its first inflation, before the gas has time to deteriorate or escape.
Morally, I fear, we must deteriorate - but this is a subject I may wisely edge away from.
I am not aware that the tone of society has assumed any peculiar character; but with such habits, and without intellectual pursuits, it can hardly fail to deteriorate.
Does it occur to you that the boys of Merry England will begin to deteriorate in an educational light, if this lasts long?
The captain probably imagined all this, as modern science denies that the intermarrying of relatives deteriorates the stock.
The worst of it is that the poor boy will keep on this way until he deteriorates into a first-class newspaper man and also a first-class scoundrel.
Additionally, the council is scheduled to reconsider drafting an ordinance to crack down on landlords who allow the apartments to deteriorate.