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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

If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man, but deteriorate the cat.
Mark Twain

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

Commercial institutions, proud of their achievements, do not see that healthy living systems - clean air and water, healthy soil, stable climates - are integral to a functioning economy. As our living systems deteriorate, traditional forecasting and business economics become the equivalent of house rules on a sinking cruise ship.
Paul Hawken

Whether I'm reading a national publication or one of my local Chicago newspapers, I don't need to turn too many pages before I stumble upon another scandal. Not only do ethics violations deteriorate the public trust, but they also disrupt and undermine legitimate debate and policy.
Mike Quigley

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
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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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