HyperDic: deteriorate

English > 2 senses of the word deteriorate:
VERBchangedeterioratebecome worse or disintegrate
bodydeteriorate, devolve, drop, degenerategrow worse
deteriorate > pronunciation
Soundsdihtih'riyerey.t
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > deteriorate: 2 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningBecome worse or disintegrate.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"His mind deteriorated"
Narrowergo to pot, go to the dogsBecome ruined
wear, wear off, wear out, wear down, wear thindeteriorate through use or stress
Broaderdecay, crumble, dilapidatefall into decay or ruin
Spanishdegenerarse, deteriorarse, deteriorar
Catalandecaure, degenerar-se, deteriorar-se, deteriorar
Nounsdeteriorationprocess of changing to an inferior state
deteriorationa symptom of reduced quality or strength
English > deteriorate: 2 senses > verb 2, body
MeaningGrow worse.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Example"Her condition deteriorated"
Synonymsdevolve, drop, degenerate
Narrowerlanguish, fadeBecome feeble
tire, pall, weary, fatigue, jadeLose interest or become bored with something or somebody
waste, rotBecome physically weaker
Broaderworsen, declineGrow worse
Oppositerecuperate, recover, convalesceget over an illness or shock
Spanishdegenerarse, degenerar, deteriorarse, deteriorar
Catalandegenerar-se, degenerar, deteriorar-se, deteriorar, espatllar-se, espatllar
Nounsdeteriorationprocess of changing to an inferior state
deteriorationa symptom of reduced quality or strength

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