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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Deteriorate

DETERIORATE, verb intransitive [Latin] To grow worse; to be impaired in quality to degenerate; opposed to meliorate.

DETERIORATE, verb transitive To make worse; to reduce in quality; as, to deteriorate a race of men of their condition.