Synonyms for Deteriorate:
n.deepen, escalate, go down, spiral, slip into, descend into. better, descend, retrograde. fail, fizzle, flag, increase, languish, strong, waste, weaken. break down, decompose, disintegrate, molder, rot, spoil, taint, thrive, turn. •deteriorate (noun)
age, decline, develop, endure, last, mature, mellow, ripen, season, grow old.
•decay, degenerate (verb)
decline, decompose, descend, disintegrate, ebb, fade, fail, fall apart, flag, languish, lapse, regress, retrograde, retrogress, rot, sink, slide, spoil, weaken, worsen, go downhill.
atrophy, collapse, decay, degenerate, dilapidate, downgrade, ebb, fade, fall apart, get worse, lapse, moulder, putrefy, regress, relapse, retrogress, revert, sink, slide, slip, slump, tergiversate, wane, wilt, wither, worsen, go downhill.
descend into. descend, disintegrate, molder, rot, taint. decompose, fizzle, languish, spoil, weaken, slip into. retrograde. deepen. waste. fail. go down. turn. •age
break down, dilapidate.
•Other relevant words:
break down, decompose, deepen, descend, disintegrate, drop, fail, fizzle, flag, go down, increase, languish, molder, retrograde, rot, spoil, taint, turn, waste, weaken.
Usage examples for deteriorate
Good food is wasted, good stomachs are impaired, and good brains and nerves deteriorate because, as a general rule, only those who are too ignorant or too inefficient for office work or factory work can be induced to take service in our kitchens. – Analyzing Character by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb