deteriorate

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈtɪəɹɪəɹeɪt/

Verb[edit]

deteriorate (third-person singular simple present deteriorates, present participle deteriorating, simple past and past participle deteriorated)

  1. (transitive) To make worse; to make inferior in quality or value; to impair.
    to deteriorate the mind
    • Southey
      The art of war, like every other art, ecclesiastical architecture alone excepted, was greatly deteriorated during those years of general degradation []
  2. (intransitive) To grow worse; to be impaired in quality; to degenerate.
    • 2011 January 8, Paul Fletcher, “Stevenage 3 - 1 Newcastle”, BBC:
      It was turning into an abysmal afternoon for Newcastle and it deteriorated further when Tiote saw red for his challenge on Jon Ashton.

Translations[edit]


Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

deteriorate f

  1. Feminine plural form of deteriorato

Verb[edit]

deteriorate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of deteriorare
  2. second-person plural imperative of deteriorare
  3. feminine plural of deteriorato