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deteriorate


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deteriorate  \De*te"ri*o*rate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Deteriorated};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Deteriorating}.]  [L. 
  deterioratus  p.  p.  of  deteriorate  to  deteriorate,  fr 
  deterior  worse,  prob.  a  comparative  fr  de  down  away.] 
  To  make  worse;  to  make  inferior  in  quality  or  value;  to 
  impair;  as  to  deteriorate  the  mind.  --Whately. 
 
  The  art  of  war  .  .  .  was  greatly  deteriorated. 
  --Southey. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deteriorate  \De*te"ri*o*rate\,  v.  i. 
  To  grow  worse;  to  be  impaired  in  quality;  to  degenerate. 
 
  Under  such  conditions,  the  mind  rapidly  deteriorates. 
  --Goldsmith. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deteriorate 
  v  1:  become  worse  or  disintegrate;  "His  mind  deteriorated"  [syn: 
  {degenerate}] 
  2:  grow  worse;  "Her  condition  deteriorated"  [syn:  {drop},  {degenerate}] 
  [ant:  {recuperate}] 




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