形容词:deteriorative 名词:deterioration 动词过去式:deteriorated 过去分词:deteriorated 现在分词:deteriorating 第三人称单数:deteriorates
v [I, Ipr] ~ (into sth) become worse in quality or condition 变坏; 变质; 恶化
*Leather can deteriorate in damp conditions. 皮革受潮可变质.
* The discussion deteriorated into a bitter quarrel. 这场讨论演变成了激烈的争吵.
[Date: 1500-1600; Language: Late Latin;Origin: deteriorare, from Latin deterior 'worse']
to become worse
Ethel's health has deteriorated.
America's deteriorating economy
deteriorate into sth
to develop into a bad or worse situation
The argument deteriorated into a fight.
>deterioration [dɪ,tɪərɪ'reɪʃən (US) -,tɪr-/
1. As conditions deteriorate, city populations would eventually collapse due to malnutrition, disease, and perhaps violence. 由于条件的恶化，城市人口最终会因营养不良、疾病蔓延，也许还因暴力行为而锐减。
2. It was pathetic to watch her condition deteriorate day by day. 看着她的健康状况日益恶化真是可怜。
3. It was pathetic to watch her condition deteriorate day by day. 看着她的健康状况日益恶化真是可怜。