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English definition of “deteriorate”


verb [I]    /dɪˈtɪr·i·əˌreɪt/
to become worse : She went into the hospital when her condition began to deteriorate. deterioration    /dɪˌtɪr·i·əˈreɪ·ʃən/ noun [U] a deterioration in relations between the two countries
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