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Become progressively worse
“After all, studies indicate that our faculties deteriorate with age at varying degrees.”
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To lower in character, dignity, or quality
“… childish name-calling that merely deteriorates what should be a serious discussion on an important issue.”
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To grow worse
“X-rays are used to prevent fresh food from deteriorating.”
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