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deteriorated


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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. 




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