Meaning of DETERIORATION in English

DETERIORATION

də̇ˌtirēəˈrāshən, dēˌ- chiefly in substand speech -irēˈā- sometimes -irəˈrā- noun

( -s )

Etymology: Late Latin deterioration-, deterioratio, from deterioratus + Latin -ion-, -io -ion

: the action or process of deteriorating or state of having deteriorated : gradual impairment

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