HyperDic: deterioration

English > 2 senses of the word deterioration:
NOUNstatedeterioration, impairmenta symptom of reduced quality or strength
processdeterioration, decline in quality, declension, worseningprocess of changing to an inferior state
deterioration > pronunciation
Soundsdihtih'riyerey.shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > deterioration: 2 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA symptom of reduced quality or strength.
Synonymimpairment
NarrowercorrosionA state of deterioration in metals caused by oxidation or chemical action
decrepitude, dilapidationA state of deterioration due to old age or long use
devastation, desolationThe state of being decayed or destroyed
wearimpairment resulting from long use
BroaderdecayAn inferior state resulting from the process of decaying
Spanishdesmedro, deterioración, deterioro
Catalandeterioració, malbaratament
Verbsdeteriorategrow worse
deterioratebecome worse or disintegrate
English > deterioration: 2 senses > noun 2, process
MeaningProcess of changing to an inferior state.
Synonymsdecline in quality, declension, worsening
Narrowerslump, slack, drop-off, falloff, falling offA noticeable deterioration in performance or quality
Broaderdecline, diminutionchange toward something smaller or lower
Spanishdesmejora, deterioración, deterioro, empeoramiento, peoría
Catalandesmillorament, deterioració, empitjorament, pitjora, pitjoria
Verbsdeteriorategrow worse
deterioratebecome worse or disintegrate

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