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deterioration

See also: détérioration

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EtymologyEdit

From French détérioration.

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NounEdit

deterioration (countable and uncountable, plural deteriorations)

  1. The process of growing worse, or the state of having grown worse.
    • 2012 June 4, Lewis Smith, “Queen's English Society says enuf is enough, innit?”, the Guardian:
      The Queen may be celebrating her jubilee but the Queen's English Society, which has railed against the misuse and deterioration of the English language, is to fold.

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