marked, serious, significant

a serious deterioration in relations between the two governments

rapid, sharp
gradual, progressive, steady
mental, physical

Mental and physical deterioration both occur naturally with age.

economic, environmental
cause, lead to, result in

The stress led to a gradual deterioration in her health.


Limits on waste dumping will prevent further environmental deterioration.

arrest (formal), stop

Steps need to be taken quickly to arrest the deterioration in the countries' relations.

experience, see

The period has seen a spectacular deterioration of political stability.

deterioration in

a rapid deterioration in his condition

deterioration of

a steady deterioration of our economic advantage

signs of deterioration

The car's bodywork was already showing signs of deterioration.

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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