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What is another word for deteriorate?

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To become progressively worse in quality or health
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“After all, studies indicate that our faculties deteriorate with age at varying degrees.”
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To decay or decompose organically
“Excess food will deteriorate in the water, leading to an accumulation of nitrogenous waste.”
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To disintegrate, crumble, or fall to pieces
“The walls deteriorate over time because of alkali and rain.”
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To decrease the value, character, or quality of
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“Ninety percent will have significant problems because the water will deteriorate the pavement.”
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To cause damage to, or have a diminishing effect on
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To wear away or destroy gradually
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To alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive
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Live or spend a period of time in a dull, inactive, unchallenging way
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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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