deteriorate - definition and synonyms

 
verb [intransitive] 

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/dɪˈtɪəriəreɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theydeteriorate
he/she/itdeteriorates
present participledeteriorating
past tensedeteriorated
past participledeteriorated
  1. to become worse
    deteriorate into:

    The economic situation could quickly deteriorate into social unrest.

derived word

deterioration

 

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/dɪˌtɪəriəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/
noun [uncountable]