deteriorateverb [I]uk /dɪˈtɪə.ri.ə.reɪt/ us /-ˈtɪr.i-/
- We could see his health deteriorating week by week.
- Unfortunately the survey shows that children's health is deteriorating in many areas.
- As the company's financial outlook deteriorated, several directors resigned.
- My eyesight began to deteriorate quite rapidly.
- We knew that, for the children's sake, we had to prevent our relationship from deteriorating any further.