What is the opposite of improvement?

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Noun
Opposite of an example of improving or being improved
“The regression in his form began once he lost his dedication to training.”
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Opposite of a return, or process of returning, to a former desired state, usually in terms of health
“The deterioration of his eyesight has necessitated the use of reading glasses.”
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(of businesses or enterprises) Opposite of increasing in market share and reach
“The decline of the company was rapid after several competitors began to encroach on its market share.”
Noun
Opposite of an increase or improvement in quality, value, or extent
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Opposite of the action or process of correcting something
Noun
Opposite of a change made
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Opposite of the action or process of innovating
Noun
Opposite of major advantage
Noun
Opposite of an improvement or advantage
“The knee injury was a real setback for him as an athlete.”
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