- Exposure to sunlight may deteriorate the paint.
Examples of deteriorate in a Sentence
efforts to save a deteriorating rain forest
Exposure to rain and sun will gradually deteriorate the paint.
Recent Examples of deteriorate from the Web
When his father had shot the deer in 1923, the process for mounting involved stuffing the animal's hide with sawdust, newspaper or straw, materials that deteriorate much quicker than today's technologies.
But if the situation between Bryant and the organization (see: Jerry and Stephen Jones) deteriorates, Nelson might be worth a look, assuming another team doesn't snatch him up first.
And Turkey, facing the prospect of sanctions, is aware that deteriorating relations could hurt its economy.
More likely, the sewage problem would become another bellicose pressure point in his ever-deteriorating relations with Mexico.
Ongoing deficits and deteriorating relations also brought about pay cuts, a shorter season and a shrinking orchestra.
Gertler is being targeted because of the West’s deteriorating relations with Kabila, Yuma said.
The possibility of a military conflict between two NATO allies is unprecedented but, after years of deteriorating relations between Turkey and the United States, not unthinkable.
For some weeks, there had been a mounting anxiety as the media reported deteriorating relations between the superpowers.
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Origin and Etymology of deteriorate
DETERIORATE Defined for English Language Learners
: to become worse as time passes
: to make (something) worse
DETERIORATE Defined for Kids
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