An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (deteriorated)
a. damaged
Tras la inundación, todos los muebles de la casa quedaron deteriorados.After the flood, all the furniture in the house was damaged.
b. dilapidated
La deteriorada estructura del edificio no aguantó el terremoto, y el edificio se vino abajo.The dilapidated framework of the building couldn't stand the earthquake, and the building collapsed.
c. worn
El felpudo de la puerta está deteriorado de tanto limpiarse los pies.The doormat is worn from so much feet wiping.
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1 [+edificio, mueble] dilapidated
2 [+ropa, alfombra] worn
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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