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English Dictionary: deteriorating by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Deteriorate \De*te"ri*o*rate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
      {Deteriorated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Deteriorating}.] [L.
      deterioratus, p. p. of deteriorate to deteriorate, fr.
      deterior worse, prob. a comparative fr. de down, away.]
      To make worse; to make inferior in quality or value; to
      impair; as, to deteriorate the mind. --Whately.
               The art of war . . . was greatly deteriorated.
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