Meaning of DETERIORATION in English
▪ marked , serious , significant
a serious ~ in relations between the two governments
▪ rapid , sharp
▪ gradual , progressive , steady
▪ 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.
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.
DETERIORATION + VERB
▪ ~ in
a rapid ~ in his condition
▪ ~ of
a steady ~ of our economic advantage
▪ signs of ~
The car's bodywork was already showing signs of ~.
Oxford Collocations English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний . 2012