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deteriorates

verb
present tense third-person singular of deteriorate

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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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“Deteriorates.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/deteriorates. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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