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
But his health deteriorated over the past few seasons, as his last 16-game season came in 2012.
The political atmosphere has deteriorated substantially and there is no consensus for entitlement reform like there was six years ago.
Without decent mental health care and support services, people with psychotic disorders can quickly deteriorate, ending up in overcrowded emergency rooms, jail and prison cells or dangerous city streets, Honberg said.
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.
In Bolivia, there’s a luxury hotel made entirely of salt from nearby salt flats, including the furniture, where guests are asked not to lick the walls to prevent them from deteriorating.
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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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