deteriorated, past tense; deteriorated, past participle; deteriorates, 3rd person singular present; deteriorating, present participle;
Become progressively worse
relations between the countries had deteriorated sharply
deteriorating economic conditions
become worse or disintegrate; "His mind deteriorated"
devolve: grow worse; "Her condition deteriorated"; "Conditions in the slums degenerated"; "The discussion devolved into a shouting match"
(deterioration) a symptom of reduced quality or strength
(deterioration) process of changing to an inferior state
Depreciation refers to two very different but related concepts: a) decline in value of assets, and b) allocation of the cost of tangible assets to periods in which the assets are used. The former affects values of businesses and entities. The latter affects net income. ...
To make worse; to make inferior in quality or value; to impair; To grow worse; to be impaired in quality; to degenerate
(deterioration) The process of growing worse, or the state of having grown worse
(DETERIORATION) Impairment of condition. One of the causes of depreciation and reflecting the loss in value brought about by wear and tear, disintegration, use in service, and the action of the elements.
(deterioration) Damage that occurs to an item by physical, chemical, or biological means after it has been produced, usually over a period of time. ...
(Deterioration) The physical wear and tear that leads to actual depreciation of property.
(DETERIORATION) The condition of being worn down, which is mirrored by its lessened value.
(DETERIORATION) The impact of time and wear and tear on a dwelling or other building which results in a decrease in its value if nothing is done to counteract it.
(Deterioration) Negative course. Failure of the pressure ulcer to heal, as shown by wound enlargement that is not brought about by debridement.
(Deterioration) Not all relationships deteriorate, but those that do tend to show signs of trouble. Boredom, resentment, and dissatisfaction may occur, and individuals may communicate less and avoid self-disclosure. Loss of trust and betrayals may take place as the downward spiral continues.
(Deterioration) The downgrading of a product due to long storage, damage to packing or other external influences.
(Deterioration) the loss in value as a result of average wear and tear over time (peeling paint, metal corrosion, pavement wear, etc.).
(deterioration) When meat turns brownish red after sitting for some time, a signal that the meat has lost freshness and quality.
(deterioration) [semantics,pragmatics] Any alteration in the meaning of a word which leads to it being assessed negatively by speakers. The phenomenon is sometimes called pejoration and contrasts with amelioration, an improvement in meaning.
(deterioration) physical manifestation of failure of a material (e.g., cracking, delamination, flaking, pitting, scaling, spalling, staining) caused by service conditions or internal autogenous influences. (See
(2h)[A], POs ><:, wiggle at wrist as both hands descend for gradualness or straight down for drastic. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - deteriorate.