Definition of deterioration:
disablement, declination, handicap, dégringolade, ebb, rotting, better, damage, debilitation, increase, degeneracy, descent, alloy, decline in quality, impairment, rottenness, admixture, harm, stultification, eclipse, disability, ebbing, declivity, downgrade, devolution, decaying, declension, decadence, breakdown, putridness, weakening, thrive, fall, rot, disintegration, decomposition, constipation, worsening, putrescence, failure, adulteration, debasement, downfall, enfeeblement, deadening, spoilage, downslope, degradation.
- "Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc.", George Francis Atkinson.
- "She Buildeth Her House", Will Comfort.
- "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.