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English noun: deterioration

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


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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