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deteriorations, plural;
  1. The process of becoming progressively worse
    • - a deterioration in the condition of the patient

  1. a symptom of reduced quality or strength
  2. process of changing to an inferior state
  3. (deteriorate) become worse or disintegrate; "His mind deteriorated"
  4. (deteriorate) devolve: grow worse; "Her condition deteriorated"; "Conditions in the slums degenerated"; "The discussion devolved into a shouting match"
  5. (Deteriorate) Depreciation refers to two very different but related concepts: a) decline in value of assets, and b) allocation of the cost of tangible assets to periods in which the assets are used. The former affects values of businesses and entities. The latter affects net income. ...
  6. The process of growing worse, or the state of having grown worse
  7. (deteriorate) To make worse; to make inferior in quality or value; to impair; To grow worse; to be impaired in quality; to degenerate
  8. (deteriorate) (2h)[A], POs >&lt:, wiggle at wrist as both hands descend for gradualness or straight down for drastic. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - deteriorate.
  9. The downgrading of a product due to long storage, damage to packing or other external influences.
  10. Impairment of condition. One of the causes of depreciation and reflecting the loss in value brought about by wear and tear, disintegration, use in service, and the action of the elements.
  11. A reduction in ability to perform up to the anticipated standard
  12. Negative course. Failure of the pressure ulcer to heal, as shown by wound enlargement that is not brought about by debridement.
  13. [semantics,pragmatics] Any alteration in the meaning of a word which leads to it being assessed negatively by speakers. The phenomenon is sometimes called pejoration and contrasts with amelioration, an improvement in meaning.
  14. Not all relationships deteriorate, but those that do tend to show signs of trouble. Boredom, resentment, and dissatisfaction may occur, and individuals may communicate less and avoid self-disclosure. Loss of trust and betrayals may take place as the downward spiral continues.
  15. When meat turns brownish red after sitting for some time, a signal that the meat has lost freshness and quality.
  16. Damage caused to an item by physical, chemical or biological means
  17. The impact of time and wear and tear on a dwelling or other building which results in a decrease in its value if nothing is done to counteract it.
  18. decline in quality over a period of time due to chemical or physical action of the environment
  19. The chemical effect on a compound by the media almost always results in a permanent reduction of physical properties. However, a reduction of physical properties by swelling is not always considered "deterioration. ...
  20. The physical wear and tear that leads to actual depreciation of property.
  21. the loss in value as a result of average wear and tear over time (peeling paint, metal corrosion, pavement wear, etc.).
  22. physical manifestation of failure of a material (e.g., cracking, delamination, flaking, pitting, scaling, spalling, staining) caused by service conditions or internal autogenous influences. (See
  23. A loss of quality over time.
  24. The condition of being worn down, which is mirrored by its lessened value.