[ dih-teer-ee-uh-rey-shuhn ]
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  1. the act or process of deteriorating.

  2. the state or condition of having deteriorated.

  1. a gradual decline, as in quality, serviceability, or vigor.

Origin of deterioration

1650–60; <Late Latin dēteriōrātiōn- (stem of dēteriōrātiō), equivalent to dēteriōrāt(us) (see deteriorate) + -iōn--ion

Other words from deterioration

  • non·de·te·ri·o·ra·tion, noun

Words Nearby deterioration Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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