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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 Korean 악화하다…
in Arabic يَتدَهوَر…
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 Spanish deteriorar(se)…
in Portuguese deteriorar, decair…
in German verschlechtern…
in Catalan deteriorar-se…
in Japanese ~が悪化する, ~を悪化させる…
in Chinese (Simplified) 恶化,变坏…
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