Antonyms for deteriorate
decay, degenerate:build, clean, cleanse, mend, fix, join, help, develop, aid, raise, praise, put together, grow, increase, compliment, assist, laud, approve, get better, construct, purify, strengthen, heal, rise, cure, improve, clear, elevate.
noun:clean, progress, advance, uplift, strengthen, refine, elevate, enhance, heighten, perfect, ennoble, proceed, respect, upgrade, march, intensify, exalt, clarify, honor, restore, fortify, dignify, enrich.
Usage examples for deteriorate
51. The monthly periods generally reappear from the twelfth to the fourteenth month from delivery; and when established, as the milk is found invariably to diminish in quantity, and also to deteriorate in quality, and the child is but imperfectly nourished, it is positively necessary in such instances at once to wean it. – The Maternal Management of Children, in Health and Disease. by Thomas Bull, M.D.