Meaning of deterioration

de•te•ri•o•ra•tion

Pronunciation: (di-tēr"ē-u-rā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act or process of deteriorating.
  2. the state or condition of having deteriorated.
  3. a gradual decline, as in quality, serviceability, or vigor.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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