Definition of deteriorating:
- aging (part of speech: verb)
deteriorating (part of speech: verb)
- falling apart,
- going downhill,
- getting worse,
In the Mysteries performed on the physical plane these used to be dramatically represented, and the ceremonies followed in many respects " the pattern" ever shown forth " on the Mount," for they were the shadows in a deteriorating age of the mighty Realities in the spiritual world.- "Esoteric Christianity, or The Lesser Mysteries", Annie Besant.
- "Leading Articles on Various Subjects", Hugh Miller.
Even with his past experience- the depressing, deteriorating effects, mental and physical, of years of poverty in its most squalid and depressing form, " shabby- genteel" poverty- he realized that even the possession of wealth might leave something to be desired.- "The Sign of the Spider", Bertram Mitford.