verb (used with or without object), de·te·ri·o·rat·ed, de·te·ri·o·rat·ing.
- detention home,
Origin of deteriorate
Examples from the Web for deteriorate
At the same time, the Easter Elchies House began to deteriorate.
Yet, in pursuit of that ‘great revival of art,’ his anxiety, depression, and overall health began to deteriorate.Decoding Vincent Van Gogh’s Tempestuous, Fragile Mind|Nick Mafi|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As he got older, the two stopped going to the park, and their relationship began to deteriorate.‘Escape From Tomorrow’: Making Disney’s Worst Nightmare|Marlow Stern|October 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This includes the ongoing and intensifying insurgency by "Jihadist" militants in Sinai, which continues to deteriorate.
But if the situation continues to deteriorate, that could start to change quickly.
It happens, however, that some young horses “come to hand” soon, and deteriorate with equal rapidity.
Madder does not deteriorate by keeping, provided it be kept dry.The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom|P. L. Simmonds
If they become weakly afterwards, then such are doomed to a life of celibacy, so that the tribe may not deteriorate.Where Art Begins|Hume Nisbet
An inferior people may deteriorate government, and corrupt the church.The Actress in High Life|Sue Petigru Bowen
Food of a nature that would not deteriorate by keeping had been laid by at the cost of great self-sacrifice.A Lively Bit of the Front|Percy F. Westerman
Word Origin for deteriorate
1640s (as a past participle adjective, 1570s), from Late Latin deterioratus, past participle of deteriorare "get worse, make worse," from Latin deterior "worse, lower, inferior, meaner," contrastive of *deter "bad, lower," from PIE *de-tero-, from demonstrative stem *de- (see de). Originally transitive in English; intransitive sense is from 1758. Related: Deteriorated; deteriorating.