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English verb: deteriorate

1. deteriorate (change) become worse or disintegrate

SamplesHis mind deteriorated.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)crumble, decay, dilapidate

Narrower (hyponym)go to pot, go to the dogs, wear, wear down, wear off, wear out, wear thin

2. deteriorate (body) grow worse

SamplesHer condition deteriorated.
Conditions in the slums degenerated.
The discussion devolved into a shouting match.

Synonymsdegenerate, devolve, drop

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)decline, worsen

Narrower (hyponym)fade, fatigue, jade, languish, pall, rot, tire, waste, weary

Antonymsconvalesce, recover, recuperate

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