deteriorate deteriorate  /dɪ ˈtɪ ri ə ˌreɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) become worse or disintegrate
  2. (v) grow worse

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Presumably to test the effectiveness of a new medication, one of his legs was treated, the other allowed to fester and deteriorate.
  2. After he moved his church from Indiana to California in 1965, Jones' mental condition seemed to deteriorate rapidly.
  3. The situation in Georgia continues to deteriorate because of the escalation of Russia's use of military force.

News

  1. The Housing Boomlet’s ‘Elephant in the Room’

    Well, that’s two straight Tuesdays that U.S. stocks have fallen. Has Wall Street finally noticed that the real estate sector – the only big winner in American’s sham “recovery” besides the stock market itself – is starting to deteriorate?
    on June 12, 2013     Source: GoldSeek.com

  2. Angels lose to Baltimore, 4-3, amid sloppy, soppy conditions

    Things deteriorate in the sixth inning, as Angels give up two runs in downpour. That leads to a two-hour, 14-minute rain delay. Jered Weaver calls conditions 'some of the toughest' he has played in. Things deteriorate in the sixth inning, as Angels give up two runs in downpour. That leads to a two-hour, 14-minute rain delay. Jered Weaver calls conditions 'some of the toughest' he has played in ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. Video: 6/8: Nelson Mandela hospitalized; Concern over U.S. military components made in China

    Battling a lung infection, former South African President Nelson Mandela was rushed to the hospital in the early morning hours after his condition significantly deteriorated; and the Pentagon is becoming increasingly worried about relying on military components that are made in China.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: CBS News

Quotes

  1. "Allowing the companies to fail or further deteriorate would damage our home mortgage market, and could weaken other credit markets that are unrelated directly to housing," Bush said.
    on Sep 8, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Chicago Tribune

  2. "Business conditions continue to weaken in the US and so far this month we have seen credit indicators deteriorate beyond our expectations," Chenault said. "While it is too early to assess the impact of these indicators, the antitrust...
    on Jun 25, 2008 By: Kenneth Chenault Source: AFP

  3. "But you've seen conditions deteriorate over the last couple of years. The Taliban is bolder than it was. I think ...... in the southern regions of the country, you're seeing them attack in ways that we have not seen previously," Obama said in...
    on Mar 7, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Newsweek

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