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deterioration

[dih-teer-ee-uh-rey-shuh n] /dɪˌtɪər i əˈreɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act or process of deteriorating.
2.
the state or condition of having deteriorated.
3.
a gradual decline, as in quality, serviceability, or vigor.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Late Latin dēteriōrātiōn- (stem of dēteriōrātiō), equivalent to dēteriōrāt(us) (see deteriorate) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
nondeterioration, noun
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Word Origin and History for non-deterioration
deterioration
1650s, from Fr. déterioration (15c.), noun of action from détériorer, from L.L. deteriorare (see deteriorate).
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non-deterioration in Medicine

deterioration de·te·ri·o·ra·tion (dĭ-tēr'ē-ə-rā'shən)
n.
The process or condition of becoming worse.

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