deteriorate collocations and examples

 UK /dɪˈtɪəriəreɪt/

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become worse

Adverbs frequently used with deteriorate
quickly: fast, quickly, rapidlyBy this time the weather was deteriorating rapidly and a storm was rolling up the valley.slowly: gradually, slowly, steadilyHis condition gradually deteriorated and he sadly died on 26 January 1998.noticeably: dramatically, markedly, noticeably, sharply, significantly, visiblyThe military situation has deteriorated sharply over the past year.badly: badly, seriously, severelyMany of the drawings were on paper which was now deteriorating badly.
Nouns frequently used as the subject of deteriorate
condition, eyesight, health, hearing, performance, quality, relationship, sight, situation, weatherEyesight and hearing deteriorate with age.
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