deterioration

[ dih-teer-ee-uh-rey-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF deterioration
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The strong, pure heart had undergone a change, but not a deterioration.

There seem to be two causes of the deterioration of the arts.

Not that she was in the least aware of the deterioration of her character.

And why is it the monks, above all, who contribute to the deterioration of faith? '

Certainly hundreds of prints can be made without any deterioration.

Let it be ever remembered that this is the ideal, from which any departure is deterioration.

It is a genuine instance of deterioration in ethnic religion.

In the preliminary operations this deterioration was not apparent.

I have called the process "deterioration," but that, of course, is matter of opinion.

The reason for this deterioration is not difficult to comprehend.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, possibly a native formation, or else from French détérioration (15c.), noun of action from détériorer, from Late Latin deteriorare (see deteriorate).

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