Simple Definition of deteriorate
: to become worse as time passes
: to make (something) worse
Full Definition of deteriorate
Examples of deteriorate
efforts to save a deteriorating rain forest
Exposure to rain and sun will gradually deteriorate the paint.
Rhymes with deteriorate
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Definition of deteriorate
: to make or become worse or of less value <Their relationship deteriorated.>
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