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1. in, in- => interior.
2. ex, ex- => exterior.
3. de, de- => *deterior => deteriorate.
- deteriorate:  The meaning of deteriorate resides etymologically in its first syllable, which represents the Latin preposition dē ‘down’. To this was added the adjectival suffix -ter, to produce *dēter ‘bad’, and this in turn was modified with the comparative suffix -ior to dēterior ‘worse’. Dēterior formed the basis of the verb dēteriorāre ‘get worse’, source of English deteriorate.
- deteriorate (v.)
- 1640s (as a past participle adjective, 1570s), from Late Latin deterioratus, past participle of deteriorare "get worse, make worse," from Latin deterior "worse, lower, inferior, meaner," contrastive of *deter "bad, lower," from PIE *de-tero-, from demonstrative stem *de- (see de). Originally transitive in English; intransitive sense is from 1758. Related: Deteriorated; deteriorating.
- 1. The position of the have-nots in our society could deteriorate even further.
- 2. Food is apt to deteriorate in summer.
- 3. Police, weary and increasingly sour in mood, wonder aloud why the situation has been allowed to deteriorate.
- 4. There are fears that the situation might deteriorate into full-scale war.
- 5. This food will deteriorate rapidly on contact with air.
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