Definition of deterioration in English:

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Pronunciation: /dɪˌtɪərɪəˈreɪʃn/


[mass noun]
The process of becoming progressively worse: a deterioration in the condition of the patient
More example sentences
  • Our society has almost sunk into abysmal moral degeneration and deterioration.
  • Anti-freeze must be changed every two years due to the deterioration of the corrosion inhibitors.
  • But if there is a deterioration in sales, Hunter will not be able to drop his offer.
worsening, decline, decay, collapse, failure, fall, drop, downturn, slump, slip, slide, stagnation, waning, ebb, retrogression
decay, degradation, degeneration, breakdown, decomposition, rot, putrefaction, spoliation, perishing;
withering, atrophy, weakening, fading, break-up, disintegration, dilapidation, crumbling, collapse, falling down, falling apart, falling to pieces
archaic corruption

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