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Meaning of deteriorate

de•te•ri•o•rate

Pronunciation: (di-tēr'ē-u-rāt"), [key]
— -rat•ed, -rat•ing.
  1. to make or become worse or inferior in character, quality, value, etc.
  2. to disintegrate or wear away.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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