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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (process of becoming worse)
a. deterioration
El deterioro de su salud se debe al excesivo consumo de alcohol.The deterioration in his health is due to excessive alcohol consumption.
b. damage
El deterioro ambiental puede ser irreversible.The damage to the environment may be irreversible.
c. worsening
Llámeme si experimenta algún deterioro en sus síntomas.Phone me if you experience any worsening of your symptoms.
d. decline
Nuestro país experimenta un periodo de deterioro económico, y hay escasez de productos básicos en las tiendas.Our country is going through a period of economic decline, and there's a shortage of basic products in the stores.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Se observó un deterioro en los servicios de salud durante el gobierno pasado.Health services visibly deteriorated during the last government.
Mi padre dice que ha sufrido un deterioro en la calidad de vida desde su infarto.My father says that his quality of life has deteriorated since his heart attack.
2. (mechanics)
a. wear
El equipo ha sufrido deterioro por tantos años de uso.The equipment has suffered some wear after so many years of use.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (daño)
a. damage
2. (empeoramiento)
a. deterioration
el deterioro de la situaciónthe worsening of o deterioration in the situation
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1 (daño) damage
en caso de deterioro de las mercancías should the goods be damaged in any way; sin deterioro de sus derechos without affecting his rights; without impinging on his rights (formal)
2 (empeoramiento) deterioration
3 (Mecánica) wear and tear
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