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Synonyms for deteriorate
dɪˈtɪər i əˌreɪtde·te·ri·o·rate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deteriorateverb

    become worse or disintegrate

    "His mind deteriorated"

    drop, devolve, degenerate

    recuperate, convalesce, recover

  2. devolve, deteriorate, drop, degenerateverb

    grow worse

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

    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

    recuperate, recover, convalesce

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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. deteriorateverb

    impair, make worse

  2. deteriorateverb

    degenerate, grow worse

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. deteriorateverb

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "deteriorate":

    worsen, degrade, aggravate

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  1. Alex Thorndike:

    As the Fed's path to normalisation in its monetary policy becomes clearer as we venture into 2016, we may see some stabilisation in gold and silver with an eventual move higher into H2 2016, in the shorter term, however, things could deteriorate further.

  2. Vonda Knox:

    I would just sit out on the porch and watch their yard, where the girls used to play, the yard began to deteriorate, and the weeds grew up. The house also deteriorated. There was just a real sense of sadness. Many people in the town would leave things on the porch and cry. And then so many people started to drive by the house and just look or take pictures. One time, I even heard somebody call Shanann’s name. I looked out and there was a man in a car yelling out for her several times. This was over a year later. But for whatever reason, he thought Chris Watts was still held up in the house or something.

  3. 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.

  4. Dan Effertz:

    Conditions will continue to deteriorate the rest of the afternoon and overnight, this is a very potent storm.

  5. Heiko Maas:

    We believe it is extremely important to uphold this agreement. Were it to fail or the U.S. to drop out, we would not have anything comparable to it and we fear that the situation would significantly deteriorate with everything that goes with it.

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