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Definition of Deteriorate

Deteriorate

  1. To make worse; to make inferior in quality or value; to impair; as, to deteriorate the mind.
  2. To grow worse; to be impaired in quality; to degenerate.

Deteriorate Quotations

We all live inside bodies that will deteriorate. But when you look at human beings, they're capable of very decent things: love, loyalty. When time is running out, they don't care about possessions or status. They want to put things right if they've done wrong.
Kazuo Ishiguro

All things deteriorate in time.
Virgil

They look quite promising in the shop; and not entirely without hope when I get them back into my wardrobe. But then, when I put them on they tend to deteriorate with a very strange rapidity and one feels so sorry for them.
Joyce Grenfell

The environment will continue to deteriorate until pollution practices are abandoned.
B. F. Skinner

I think that a man should not live beyond the age when he begins to deteriorate, when the flame that lighted the brightest moment of his life has weakened.
Fidel Castro
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Deteriorate Translations

deteriorate in German is verschlechtere, verschlechtern
deteriorate in Italian is peggiorare
deteriorate in Norwegian is forverres
deteriorate in Spanish is deteriorar, agravarse
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