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adjective as in retrograde


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The NFL toughened its coronavirus protocols Wednesday, as it attempts to complete its season amid deteriorating conditions nationally.

Yet much of the transportation infrastructure in the US is outdated, deteriorating, and badly in need of repair.

At the same time, the keys to controlling epidemic spread — test, trace, and isolate — were underutilized by a public health system that had deteriorated with a decade of fiscal austerity.

From Vox

“If things deteriorate, that’d be a case where you would want to continue the facilities and maybe change them and have some new ones,” Powell said.

The air quality in Delhi and surrounding areas deteriorate significantly every winter, mainly owing to stubble burning in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Punjab.

From Quartz

She also tracks his deteriorating health through the harrowing videos of the captives regularly released by the Nusra Front.

Soon, there were no civil society groups left to monitor the deteriorating situation with hostages and abductions.

“We got other accounts as well that his health was deteriorating,” he added.

The family feud over America's Top 40 host Casey Kasem's deteriorating health hit a meat-throwing new low this weekend.

On March 19, 2014, for example, a patient with a deteriorating heart condition requested to see a doctor.

Meanwhile his property may be seized by a marshal or receiver on proof that he is neglecting it or that it is deteriorating.

In Sarah we see as great a luxuriance of evil as can be imagined to blend with real piety, without essentially deteriorating it.

The effect of constant, of lifelong application in such labour cannot but be deteriorating to the mind.

These days Miss Kilrain was holding aloof from the Society and its deteriorating tendencies.

Some days ago our most worthy president informed me that they were deteriorating, eh?

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On this page you'll find 229 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to deteriorating, such as: powdery, soft, breakable, corroded, crisp, and crunchy.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.