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"deteriorate" in American English

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deteriorateverb [I]

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







"deteriorate" in British English

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deteriorateverb [I]

uk   /dɪˈtɪə.ri.ə.reɪt/  us   /-ˈtɪr.i-/
C1 to ​becomeworse: She was taken into ​hospital last ​week when her conditionsuddenly 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 inrelations between the ​countries.
(Definition of deteriorate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"deteriorate" in Business English

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deteriorateverb [I]

uk   us   /dɪˈtɪəriəreɪt/
to become worse: If the ​economy continues to deteriorate, it will affect the firm's future ​performance. Sales will ​decrease as ​economic conditions deteriorate. Working ​conditions in the ​industry continue to deteriorate. deteriorate rapidly/​sharply/significantly deteriorate ​steadily/slowly/gradually
(Definition of deteriorate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “deteriorate”
in Korean 악화하다…
in Arabic يَتدَهوَر…
in Malaysian merosot…
in French (se) détériorer…
in Russian ухудшаться…
in Chinese (Traditional) 惡化,變壞…
in Italian deteriorare…
in Turkish bozulmak, kötülemek, kötüye gitmek…
in Polish pogarszać się…
in Spanish deteriorar(se)…
in Vietnamese xấu đi…
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 Chinese (Simplified) 恶化,变坏…
in Indonesian memburuk…
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