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deteriorate

verb

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1 to become worse or of less value
  • the garden slowly deteriorated after months of neglect

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2 to lower in character, dignity, or quality
  • childish name-calling that merely deteriorates what should be a serious discussion on an important issue

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The first known use of deteriorate was in 1572

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“Deteriorate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/deteriorate. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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