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deteriorate

verb [I] uk   /dɪˈtɪə.ri.ə.reɪt/  us   /-ˈtɪr.i-/
C1 to become worse: She was taken into hospital last week when her condition suddenly deteriorated. The political situation in the region has deteriorated rapidly.
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deterioration
noun [C or U] uk   /dɪˌtɪə.ri.əˈreɪ.ʃən/  us   /-ˌtɪr.i-/
We've seen a deterioration in relations between the countries.
Translations of “deteriorate”
in Arabic يَتدَهوَر…
in Korean 악화하다…
in Malaysian merosot…
in French (se) détériorer…
in Turkish bozulmak, kötülemek, kötüye gitmek…
in Italian deteriorare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 惡化,變壞…
in Russian ухудшаться…
in Polish pogarszać się…
in Vietnamese xấu đi…
in Spanish deteriorar(se)…
in Portuguese deteriorar, decair…
in Thai ทำให้ทรุดโทรม, ทำให้เลวลง…
in German verschlechtern…
in Catalan deteriorar-se…
in Japanese ~が悪化する, ~を悪化させる…
in Indonesian memburuk…
in Chinese (Simplified) 恶化,变坏…
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