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Become progressively worse
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“After all, studies indicate that our faculties deteriorate with age at varying degrees.”
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To decrease the value, character, or quality of
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To decay or get worse in strength, health or quality
“Excess food will deteriorate in the water, leading to an accumulation of nitrogenous waste, in turn causing diseases and the proliferation of all sorts of algae.”
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To cause damage to, or have a diminishing effect on
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To damage, erode, or destroy by friction or use
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To become inactive or unchanging
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To alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive
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To lose or cause to lose luster, especially as a result of exposure to air or moisture
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To fail in the intended effect
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To return to a former or less developed state
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To alter something from its true state, typically to deceive
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To increase in amount, size, degree or value
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To fluctuate from one condition, form, level or state to another
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