deterioration


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deterioration - a symptom of reduced quality or strength
decay - an inferior state resulting from the process of decaying; "the corpse was in an advanced state of decay"; "the house had fallen into a serious state of decay and disrepair"
corrosion - a state of deterioration in metals caused by oxidation or chemical action
desolation, devastation - the state of being decayed or destroyed
decrepitude, dilapidation - a state of deterioration due to old age or long use
wear - impairment resulting from long use; "the tires showed uneven wear"
2.deterioration - process of changing to an inferior state
decline, diminution - change toward something smaller or lower
drop-off, falling off, falloff, slump, slack - a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality; "the team went into a slump"; "a gradual slack in output"; "a drop-off in attendance"; "a falloff in quality"

deterioration

noun
1. decline, failure, collapse, fall, drop, slump, worsening, downturn, depreciation, degradation, degeneration, debasement, retrogression, vitiation, dégringolade (French) the rapid deterioration in relations between the two countries

deterioration

noun
1. Descent to a lower level or condition:
2. A marked loss of strength or effectiveness:
Translations
إتراف، إفْساد، إضْرار
zhoršení
forringelseforværring
elrontásmegromlás
hnignun
zhoršenie
bozulma

deterioration

[dɪˌtɪərɪəˈreɪʃən] N [of work, situation, condition] → empeoramiento m (in, of de) [of health] → deterioro m, empeoramiento m (in, of de) [of materials, building, relationship] → deterioro m (in, of de)

deterioration

[dɪˌtɪəriəˈreɪʃən] n [health, standards, conditions, relations] → détérioration f, dégradation f; [weather] → dégradation f
deterioration in → détérioration de, dégradation de

deterioration

nVerschlechterung f; (of materials)Verderben nt; (of species)Entartung f; (of morals, brickwork)Verfall m

deterioration

[dɪˌtɪərɪəˈreɪʃn] ndeterioramento

deteriorate

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

de·te·ri·o·ra·tion

n. deterioración, deterioro, desmejoramiento.

deterioration

n deterioro
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Admitting this to have been an ex- traordinary case of mental deterioration, it proves at least that the white slave can sink as low in the scale of humanity as the black one.
Strickland took a lamp with him, while I tried to make clear the danger of hunting roof snakes between a ceiling cloth and a thatch, apart from the deterioration of property caused by ripping out ceiling-cloths.
Hence a great number of such as were professionally expressers of Beauty, as painters, poets, musicians, and actors, have been more than others wont to lead a life of pleasure and indulgence; all but the few who received the true nectar; and, as it was a spurious mode of attaining freedom, as it was an emancipation not into the heavens but into the freedom of baser places, they were punished for that advantage they won, by a dissipation and deterioration.
Moral deterioration has set in already," he remarked.
This physical deterioration was manifest likewise in his face.
No sooner can a slave society be organized than deterioration sets in.
Playmore's letter had not prepared me for the serious deterioration in him which I could now discern.
Xavier Rabourdin, deeply impressed by the trials and poverty which he witnessed in the lives of the government clerks, endeavored to ascertain the cause of their growing deterioration.
This will mean deterioration of the labor castes, and in the end they will become weaker and weaker.
I won't point, gentlemen, by way of answer, to the coarseness which I can see growing on our national manners, or to the deterioration which appears to me to be spreading more and more widely in our national tastes.
The blue light, through deterioration or damage, flickered out.
There seem to be two causes of the deterioration of the arts.