Meaning of DETERIORATION in English

DETERIORATION

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ marked , serious , significant

a serious ~ in relations between the two governments

▪ rapid , sharp

▪ gradual , progressive , steady

▪ slow

▪ mental , physical

Mental and physical ~ both occur naturally with age.

▪ economic , environmental

VERB + DETERIORATION

▪ cause , lead to , result in

The stress led to a gradual ~ in her health.

▪ prevent

Limits on waste dumping will prevent further environmental ~.

▪ arrest ( formal ), stop

Steps need to be taken quickly to arrest the ~ in the countries' relations.

▪ experience , see

The period has seen a spectacular ~ of political stability.

▪ show

DETERIORATION + VERB

▪ occur

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ in

a rapid ~ in his condition

▪ ~ of

a steady ~ of our economic advantage

PHRASES

▪ signs of ~

The car's bodywork was already showing signs of ~.

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