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Deteriorated

Deteriorated


de·te·ri·o·rate  (d-tîr--rt)
v. de·te·ri·o·rat·ed, de·te·ri·o·rat·ing, de·te·ri·o·rates
v.tr.
To diminish or impair in quality, character, or value: Time and neglect had deteriorated the property.
v.intr.
1. To grow worse; degenerate: The weather deteriorated overnight. His health had deteriorated while he was in prison.
2. To weaken or disintegrate; decay: The nations highways are deteriorating at a rapid pace.

[Late Latin dterirre, dterirt-, from Latin dterior, worse; see de- in Indo-European roots.]

de·teri·o·ration n.
de·teri·o·rative adj.
Deteriorated

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