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verb [intransitive] deteriorate pronunciation in American English /dɪˈtɪriəˌreɪt/ 
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present tense
present participledeteriorating
past tensedeteriorated
past participledeteriorated
  1. to become worse

    The weather deteriorated rapidly so the game was abandoned.

    deteriorate into:

    The economic situation could quickly deteriorate into social unrest.

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 deteriorate pronunciation in American English /dɪˌtɪriəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/  noun [uncountable]
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