Synonyms for deteriorate

Grammar : Verb
Spell : dih-teer-ee-uh-reyt
Phonetic Transcription : dɪˈtɪər i əˌreɪt

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Définition of deteriorate

Origin :
  • 1640s (as a past participle adjective, 1570s), from Late Latin deterioratus, past participle of deteriorare "get worse, make worse," from Latin deterior "worse, lower, inferior, meaner," contrastive of *deter "bad, lower," from PIE *de-tero-, from demonstrative stem *de- (see de). Originally transitive in English; intransitive sense is from 1758. Related: Deteriorated; deteriorating.
  • verb decay, degenerate
Example sentences :
  • In contact with the white man the Indian tended to deteriorate.
  • Extract from : « The Fathers of New England » by Charles M. Andrews
  • The result is that it is all far from good and likely to deteriorate rather than to improve.
  • Extract from : « Rural Hygiene » by Henry N. Ogden
  • The rations appeared to deteriorate and diminish as the winter advanced.
  • Extract from : « Lights and Shadows in Confederate Prisons » by Homer B. Sprague
  • There is no doubt that she caused Leonora's character to deteriorate.
  • Extract from : « The Good Soldier » by Ford Madox Ford
  • These soups do not deteriorate, so may be continually on hand and thus found most convenient.
  • Extract from : « American Cookery » by Various
  • If it be what is called hard-pan, the trees will deteriorate.
  • Extract from : « A Treatise on Domestic Economy » by Catherine Esther Beecher
  • Health conditions, however, did not deteriorate as the century passed.
  • Extract from : « Medicine in Virginia, 1607-1699 » by Thomas P. Hughes
  • I believe now that a residence in France does not deteriorate an Englishman.
  • Extract from : « The Short Works of George Meredith » by George Meredith
  • To go back to the Middle Ages would be to deteriorate and degenerate.
  • Extract from : « The Inside of the Cup, Complete » by Winston Churchill
  • It is less expensive than rubber hose, and does not deteriorate.
  • Extract from : « Convenient Houses » by Louis Henry Gibson

Antonyms for deteriorate

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