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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

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

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

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

I thought, you know the food and the diet thing is one way to start yourself onto a healthy lifestyle, but if you don't move, if you don't start exercising you're gonna deteriorate.
Warren Cuccurullo

Sudden success in golf is like the sudden acquisition of wealth. It is apt to unsettle and deteriorate the character.
P. G. Wodehouse
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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