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!
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.