Definition of 'deteriorate'
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Example sentences containing 'deteriorate'
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Because the city has deliberately allowed its housing stock to deteriorate. MISS MELVILLE REGRETS (2001)The heat of the place was remarkable; I felt my collar grow soft and hoped that my appearance would not deteriorate too rapidly. ANTI-ICE (2001)Then the perfect picture began to deteriorate, as oddities in their behavior patterns made themselves apparent. THE GREAT AND SECRET SHOW (2001)
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Translations for 'deteriorate'
British English: deteriorate /dɪˈtɪərɪəˌreɪt/ VERB
If something deteriorates, it becomes worse.
His health steadily deteriorated.
- American English: deteriorate
- Arabic: يَتَدَهْوَرُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: deteriorar
- Chinese: 恶化
- Croatian: propadati
- Czech: zhoršit se
- Danish: forværre
- Dutch: verslechteren
- European Spanish: deteriorarse
- Finnish: huonontua
- French: détériorer
- German: verschlechtern (sich)
- Greek: επιδεινώνω
- Italian: deteriorare
- Japanese: 悪化する
- Korean: 악화시키다
- Norwegian: forverre
- Polish: pogorszyć
- European Portuguese: deteriorar
- Romanian: a deteriora
- Russian: портиться
- Spanish: deteriorarse
- Swedish: försämras
- Thai: เสื่อมโทรม
- Turkish: kötülemek
- Ukrainian: погіршуватися
- Vietnamese: xấu đi
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