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English definition of “deteriorate”


verb [I]  /dɪˈtɪr·i·əˌreɪt/ us  
to become worse: She went into the hospital when her condition began to deteriorate.
noun [U]  /dɪˌtɪr·i·əˈreɪ·ʃən/ us  
a deterioration in relations between the two countries
(Definition of deteriorate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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