deteriorating (part of speech: verb)
fading, reverting, mouldering, atrophying, downgrading, regressing, degenerating, going downhill, ebbing, putrefying, sliding, getting worse, slumping, sinking, decaying, relapsing, falling apart, retrogressing, collapsing, withering, waning, slipping, worsening, lapsing, deteriorating, declining, dilapidating, tergiversating
- I have seen well- mulched fields with their plants faltering and wilting, unable to mature the crop because the ground had become so hard that an ordinary shower could make but little impression. - "Success With Small Fruits", E. P. Roe.
- When seeing a wilting plant, it would scarcely be human nature not to dig out the pest and grind it under our heel. - "Success With Small Fruits", E. P. Roe.
- I left her wilting in the big chair, staring hard into the fireplace that Clem had rilled with summer green things. - "The Boss of Little Arcady", Harry Leon Wilson.