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See also: détérioration
- The process of growing worse, or the state of having grown worse.
2012 June 4, Lewis Smith, “Queen's English Society says enuf is enough, innit?”, the Guardian:
- The Queen may be celebrating her jubilee but the Queen's English Society, which has railed against the misuse and deterioration of the English language, is to fold.
process of growing worse