Definition of deteriorate
deteriorativeplay \-ˌrā-tiv\ adjective
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
The Antietam project includes replacement of Antietam's Newcomer House and repairs of more than 5,000 feet of deteriorating fencing in areas where some of the most intense fighting of the 1862 battle occurred.
The West also faces deteriorating relations with Putin’s Russia.
The novel is both funny and authentically creepy, and even as his mental health and relationships deteriorate, Stephen remains consistently surprising, accessible, and engaging.
The first season’s Pride episode revolved heavily around Schroeder’s deteriorating relationship with her then-boyfriend, SUR bartender Jax Taylor.
Farnum discovered that extended screen time doesn't just cause a straight-up lack of socialization (a given, if your head is buried in a phone), but can actually have some deteriorating, negative effects on children's brains as well.
Empty and badly deteriorated, the house was owned by a local developer who was preparing to tear it down to build some very un-Wrightian McMansions when Zach Rawling, a lawyer and builder who loved Wright’s work, bought it in 2012.
Construction on this section of I-84 was accelerated after harsh winter weather caused the pavement to deteriorate more quickly than anticipated.
His relationship with the team deteriorated until he was canned in April 2016.
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DETERIORATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of deteriorate for English Language Learners
: to become worse as time passes
: to make (something) worse
DETERIORATE Defined for Kids
Definition of deteriorate for Students
: to make or become worse or of less value Their relationship deteriorated.
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