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deteriorate as in become worse or disintegrate
  • "His mind deteriorated"
deteriorate as in grow worse
  • "Her condition deteriorated"
  • "Conditions in the slums degenerated"
  • "The discussion devolved into a shouting match"


  • devolvepass on or delegate to another; be inherited by; grow worse
  • dropa shape that is spherical and small; a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid); a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity; a steep high face of rock; a predetermined hiding place for the deposit and distribution of illicit goods (such as drugs or stolen property) ; a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity; a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; a central depository where things can be left or picked up ; the act of dropping something; let fall to the ground; to fall vertically; go down in value; fall or descend to a lower place or level; terminate an association with; utter with seeming casualness; stop pursuing or acting; remove (cargo, people, etc.) from and leave; cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow; lose (a game); pay out; lower the pitch of (musical notes) ; hang freely; stop associating with; let or cause to fall in drops; get rid of; take (a drug, especially LSD), by mouth; omit (a letter or syllable) in speaking or writing; leave undone or leave out; change from one level to another; fall or sink into a state of exhaustion or death; grow worse; give birth
  • degenerateunrestrained by convention or morality; a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior ; grow worse