Examples of deterioration in a Sentence
the gradual deterioration of the weather
a deterioration of academic standards
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Mayor Daniel Drew announced March 1 that the parking lot would close because of rapid deterioration over the winter.
The additional money would, in large part, fund the city's local match required to accelerate county road improvements because of rapid deterioration from the last year.
In the north, the deterioration of a once-healthy manufacturing sector stirred fears about jobs and, in turn, resentment over the influx of foreigners.
Several ambulances, emergency room visits and tests later confirmed my grandpa's deterioration wasn't temporary.
The procedure that could slow the deterioration of his cornea — known as cross-linking — was not yet licensed in the United States.
The couple says that the home was built in 1988 but did not show signs of cracking and deterioration until about two years ago.
Although various medications were tried, nothing could slow down the deterioration of his lungs.
The city last year announced Moser Tower's structural steel is corroding, its precast concrete is cracking and concrete mortar joints are facing deterioration.
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abatement, decrease, decrement, de-escalation, deflation, diminishment, diminution, dip, downslide, downtrend, downturn, drop, drop-off, falloff, loss, lowering, reduction, sag, shrinkage, slip, slump;
Synonym Discussion of deterioration
- the deterioration of the house through neglect
- the degeneration of their youthful idealism into cynicism
- cited love of luxury as a sign of cultural decadence
- the meteoric decline of his career after the scandal
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Definition of deterioration for English Language Learners
: the act or process of becoming worse
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