Usage examples for deteriorate

  1. A religion may deteriorate as its authority over society becomes more assured with age. – Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius by Samuel Dill
  2. 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
  3. Another feature is that it is not so completely volatile at steam temperatures, so that a little may be left in the grease and thus tend to deteriorate it. – The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics by Franklin Beech