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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Deteriorate \De*te"ri*o*rate\ (d[-e]*t[=e]"r[i^]*[-o]*r[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deteriorated (d[-e]*t[=e]"r[i^]*[-o]*r[=a]`t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Deteriorating (d[-e]*t[=e]"r[i^]*[-o]*r[=a]`t[i^]ng).] [L. deterioratus, p. p. of deteriorare to deteriorate, fr. deterior worse, prob. a comparative fr. de down, away.] To make worse; to make inferior in quality or value; to impair; as, to deteriorate the mind. --Whately. [1913 Webster] The art of war . . . was greatly deteriorated. --Southey. [1913 Webster]




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