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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To grow worse.

Usage examples (38)
  • The environment will continue to deteriorate until pollution practices are abandoned. We need to make vast changes in human behavior.
  • One area in which economic change has caused values to deteriorate is business, Clive Crook argues.
  • A net 58% expect business conditions overall to deteriorate, which is up from 44% last month.
  • And we've been watching the weather kind of deteriorate, as you are in our monitor this morning, Erin. for more
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  • Deteriorating was the final winning word in the 1934 National Spelling Bee.
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