Definition of deterioration in English:

deterioration

noun

  • [mass noun] The process of becoming progressively worse:

    ‘a deterioration in the condition of the patient’
    • ‘To prevent such sudden deteriorations, it is considered preferable to keep patients in intensive care longer.’
    • ‘Our society has almost sunk into abysmal moral degeneration and deterioration.’
    • ‘Anti-freeze must be changed every two years due to the deterioration of the corrosion inhibitors.’
    • ‘The images would be compared every year to detect any deterioration.’
    • ‘But if there is a deterioration in sales, Hunter will not be able to drop his offer.’
    worsening, decline, decay, collapse, failure, fall, drop, downturn, slump, slip, slide, stagnation, waning, ebb, retrogression
    decay, degradation, degeneration, breakdown, decomposition, rot, putrefaction, spoliation, perishing
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Pronunciation:

deterioration

/dɪˌtɪərɪəˈreɪʃn/