At the same time, the Easter Elchies House began to deteriorate.
As he got older, the two stopped going to the park, and their relationship began to deteriorate.
One day after a British woman was killed in a bus bombing in Jerusalem, the security situation continues to deteriorate in Gaza.
As relations between Turkey and Israel deteriorate, Turkey is now more reliant on U.S. military assets.
“You put someone in solitary for life and they will deteriorate and no one will notice,” Kupers said.
It is less expensive than rubber hose, and does not deteriorate.
The result is that it is all far from good and likely to deteriorate rather than to improve.
Nor did I allow myself to deteriorate without reactions and excursions into better things.
If it be what is called hard-pan, the trees will deteriorate.
Madder does not deteriorate by keeping, provided it be kept dry.
1640s (as a past participle adjective, 1570s), from Late Latin deterioratus, past participle of deteriorare "get worse, make worse," from Latin deterior "worse, lower, inferior, meaner," contrastive of *deter "bad, lower," from PIE *de-tero-, from demonstrative stem *de- (see de). Originally transitive in English; intransitive sense is from 1758. Related: Deteriorated; deteriorating.
deteriorate de·te·ri·o·rate (dĭ-tēr'ē-ə-rāt')
v. de·te·ri·o·rat·ed, de·te·ri·o·rat·ing, de·te·ri·o·rates
To grow worse in function or condition.
To weaken or disintegrate.