deterioration collocations and examples

 UK /dɪˌtɪəriəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/

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the fact of becoming worse

Adjectives frequently used with deterioration
gradual: gradual, progressive, steadyThere has been a steady deterioration in relations between the two countries.quick: rapid, suddenAny sudden deterioration in vision should be taken seriously.serious or noticeable: marked, noticeable, serious, severe, significantDoctors were concerned by the significant deterioration in her condition.not serious: slightThere is the possibility of a slight deterioration in the weather over the next few days.types of deterioration: general, mental, physicalAuguste had died after several years of progressive mental deterioration.
Verbs frequently used with deterioration
accelerate, cause, preventAs water on the fruit accelerates deterioration, do not wash it until you are ready to use it.
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