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English noun: deterioration

1. deterioration (state) a symptom of reduced quality or strength


Synonymsimpairment


Broader (hypernym)decay


Narrower (hyponym)corrosion, decrepitude, desolation, devastation, dilapidation, wear

2. deterioration (process) process of changing to an inferior state


Synonymsdeclension, decline in quality, worsening


Broader (hypernym)decline, diminution


Narrower (hyponym)drop-off, falling off, falloff, slack, slump









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