English verb: deteriorate
|1.||deteriorate (change) become worse or disintegrate|
|Samples||His mind deteriorated.|
|Pattern of use||Something ----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|
|Samples||Her condition deteriorated.|
Conditions in the slums degenerated.
The discussion devolved into a shouting match.
|Synonyms||degenerate, devolve, drop|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s.|
|Broader (hypernym)||decline, worsen|
|Narrower (hyponym)||fade, fatigue, jade, languish, pall, rot, tire, waste, weary|
|Antonyms||convalesce, recover, recuperate|