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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deteriorate(verb)

    become worse or disintegrate

    "His mind deteriorated"

  2. devolve, deteriorate, drop, degenerate(verb)

    grow worse

    "Her condition deteriorated"; "Conditions in the slums degenerated"; "The discussion devolved into a shouting match"

Wiktionary

  1. deteriorate(Verb)

    To make worse; to make inferior in quality or value; to impair.

  2. deteriorate(Verb)

    To grow worse; to be impaired in quality; to degenerate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deteriorate(verb)

    to make worse; to make inferior in quality or value; to impair; as, to deteriorate the mind

    Etymology: [L. deterioratus, p. p. of deteriorare to deteriorate, fr. deterior worse, prob. a comparative fr. de down, away.]

  2. Deteriorate(verb)

    to grow worse; to be impaired in quality; to degenerate

    Etymology: [L. deterioratus, p. p. of deteriorare to deteriorate, fr. deterior worse, prob. a comparative fr. de down, away.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Deteriorate

    de-tē′ri-o-rāt, v.t. to make worse.—v.i. to grow worse.—p.adj. Detē′riorated, spoilt: of inferior quality.—n. Deteriorā′tion, the act of making worse: the state of growing worse.—adj. Detē′riorative.—n. Deterior′ity (obs.), worse state. [L. deteriorāre, -ātum, to make worse—deterior, worse—obs. deter, lower—de, down; cf. inter-ior.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deteriorate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deteriorate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of deteriorate in a Sentence

  1. Claire Dissaux:

    If you look at the fundamentals and not the politics, there is probably room to cut interest rates if the global environment continues to deteriorate.

  2. Han Jin-man:

    The macroeconomic and geopolitical concerns are showing signs of easing recently, but we can't rule out the possibility that the situation would deteriorate.

  3. Dan Effertz:

    Conditions will continue to deteriorate the rest of the afternoon and overnight, this is a very potent storm.

  4. Alex Thorndike:

    As the Fed's path to normalisation in its monetary policy becomes clearer as we venture into 2016, we may see some stabilisation in gold and silver with an eventual move higher into H2 2016, in the shorter term, however, things could deteriorate further.

  5. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan:

    The situation will continue to deteriorate as Erdogan arrests more people and puts them in jail.

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