grow worse, inferior; deteriorate

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • deteriate — Australian Slang grow worse, inferior; deteriorate …   English dialects glossary

  • Dissimilation — For the chemical term, see catabolism Sound change and alternation Metathesis Quantitative metathesis …   Wikipedia

  • deteriorate — should be pronounced with all five syllables articulated. Pronunciation as if it were deteriate is often heard but should be avoided. A similar problem occurs with temporary and other words …   Modern English usage

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