And under military hegemony, Pakistan's economic and social clout within South Asia has deteriorated relative to India's.
How could things in Ukraine have deteriorated to the point where Putin was now engaged in such a reckless act of aggression?
After all that … of course he deteriorated into bad candidate!
“In several important respects, the situation has deteriorated,” the report says.
Dostum remains a power broker today, although his health has deteriorated from the effects of a hard life and heavy drinking.
If all the water be expelled, the quality of the flour is deteriorated.
deteriorated, that is to say, in the good qualities of horses, not of dogs?
Although more abundant, however, the quality of the horn is deteriorated.
And will not men who are injured be deteriorated in that which is the proper virtue of man?
Now he wrenched and gnawed at it incessantly, and his usually florid complexion had deteriorated to a muddy pallor.
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.