Definition of deterioration in English:


Syllabification: de·te·ri·o·ra·tion
Pronunciation: /dəˌtirēəˈrāSH(ə)n


The process of becoming progressively worse: a deterioration in the condition of the patient
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  • 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.
decline, collapse, failure, drop, downturn, slump
informal slip, retrogression
decay, degradation, degeneration, breakdown, decomposition, rot; atrophy, weakening; breakup, disintegration, dilapidation; photodegradation; entropy

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