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Meaning of DETERIORATION

Pronunciation:  di`teereeu'reyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  process of changing to an inferior state
  2. [n]  a symptom of reduced quality or strength
 

DETERIORATION is a 13 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: declension, decline in quality, impairment, worsening
 
 See Also: corrosion, decay, decline, decrepitude, desolation, devastation, dilapidation, diminution, wear

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De*te`ri*o*ra"tion\, n. [LL. deterioratio: cf. F.
d['e]t['e]rioration.]
The process of growing worse, or the state of having grown
worse.

 
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