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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·te·ri·o·rate /dɪˈtɪriəˌret, di-/
 (vt.)(vi.)(使)惡化

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 de·te·ri·o·rate /dɪˈtɪrɪəˌret/ 不及物動詞
 變質

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 de·te·ri·o·rate v. i. To grow worse; to be impaired in quality; to degenerate.
    Under such conditions, the mind rapidly deteriorates.   --Goldsmith.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·te·ri·o·rate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deteriorated p. pr. & vb. n. Deteriorating ]  To make worse; to make inferior in quality or value; to impair; as, to deteriorate the mind.
    The art of war . . . was greatly deteriorated.   --Southey.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 deteriorate
      v 1: become worse or disintegrate; "His mind deteriorated"
      2: grow worse; "Her condition deteriorated"; "Conditions in the
         slums degenerated"; "The discussion devolved into a
         shouting match" [syn: devolve, drop, degenerate]
         [ant: recuperate]