verb (used with or without object), de·te·ri·o·rat·ed, de·te·ri·o·rat·ing.
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Origin of deteriorate
OTHER WORDS FROM deterioratede·te·ri·o·ra·tive, adjectiveun·de·te·ri·o·rat·ed, adjectiveun·de·te·ri·o·rat·ing, adjectiveun·de·te·ri·o·ra·tive, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for deteriorate
Dostum remains a power broker today, although his health has deteriorated from the effects of a hard life and heavy drinking.The Warlord Who Defines Afghanistan: An Excerpt From Bruce Riedel’s ’What We Won’|Bruce Riedel|July 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
How could things in Ukraine have deteriorated to the point where Putin was now engaged in such a reckless act of aggression?
Her mother has mental-health problems, and physical-health problems, which deteriorated after a hit-and-run accident.Will Jordan Davis Become the First Transgender Miss England?|Tim Teeman|February 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Security has deteriorated and we have to find ways to establish law and order.Libyan Government Turns to Ansar Al-Sharia Militia for Crime-Fighting Help|Jamie Dettmer|February 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
After all that … of course he deteriorated into bad candidate!
When the powers are not used along the line of their strength they become demoralized, weakened, deteriorated.How to Succeed|Orison Swett Marden
The color is grave and beautifully harmonized, although the paper has deteriorated and the colors have darkened somewhat.John Baptist Jackson|Jacob Kainen
Or perhaps we had only imagined until now that the old breed had deteriorated!English Pictures|Samuel Manning
Her love for Imlay had not passed into the second stage, but his had deteriorated into indifference very quickly.Mary Wollstonecraft|Elizabeth Robins Pennell
I think the Hards must have deteriorated considerably since the battle of Lexington.Across the Mesa|Jarvis Hall