Synonyms for deteriorate
|Grammar : Verb|
|Spell : dih-teer-ee-uh-reyt|
|Phonetic Transcription : dɪˈtɪər i əˌreɪt|
Top 10 synonyms for deteriorate Other synonyms for the word deteriorate
- be worse for wear
- become worse
- go downhill
- go to pieces
- go to pot
- go to the dogs
- hit the skids
- lose it
- lose quality
- wear away
Définition of deteriorateOrigin :
- 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
- 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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