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Synonyms for deteriorate
dɪˈtɪər i əˌreɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deteriorate(verb)

    become worse or disintegrate

    "His mind deteriorated"

    Synonyms:
    drop, devolve, degenerate

    Antonyms:
    recuperate, convalesce, recover

  2. devolve, deteriorate, drop, degenerate(verb)

    grow worse

    "Her condition deteriorated"; "Conditions in the slums degenerated"; "The discussion devolved into a shouting match"

    Synonyms:
    unload, leave out, dribble, send packing, drop off, return, drop down, sink, drip, degenerate, overleap, strike down, throw, cast, fell, cut down, put down, neglect, fall, devolve, expend, dismiss, set down, flatten, pass, swing, shake off, throw off, throw away, dangle, drop, discharge, spend, overlook, knock off, miss, pretermit, cast off, send away, shed, omit

    Antonyms:
    recuperate, recover, convalesce

Editors Contribution

  1. nerf

    the term in gaming ones, as slang, to make it weaker or worse

    there is a nerf to the skills in-game.

    Submitted by rinat on August 15, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. deteriorate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    impair, make worse

  2. deteriorate(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    degenerate, grow worse

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. deteriorate(v)

    Synonyms:
    decline, degenerate, retrograde, corrupt, vitiate, debase, degrade

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "deteriorate":

    worsen, degrade, aggravate

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How to use deteriorate in a sentence?

  1. Mario Montejo:

    They are in good health, a little tired. The rafts were beginning to deteriorate and that made the stay of the people on board risky.

  2. Mario Montejo:

    We maintained permanent contact with them, since they departed from Easter Island, foreseeing that they could be experiencing some issues, they are in good health, a little tired. The rafts were beginning to deteriorate and that made the stay of the people on board risky.

  3. The Chilean navy:

    They are in a good state of health, a little tired. The rafts were beginning to deteriorate and that made it risky for the people to stay on board.

  4. Andrew Broy:

    The longer we wait to do so, the more those buildings deteriorate.

  5. Latin American:

    There is a modicum of crossover money that didn't expect the situation to deteriorate so quickly and they could exert further technical pressures, it is not a problem Petrobras can solve overnight, but there will be some good opportunities to add.

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