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Deteriorated vs. Broken — What's the Difference?

Deteriorated vs. Broken — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Deteriorated and Broken

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Deteriorated

To diminish or impair in quality, character, or value
Time and neglect had deteriorated the property.
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Broken

Past participle of break.
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Deteriorated

To grow worse; degenerate
The weather deteriorated overnight.
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Broken

Forcibly separated into two or more pieces; fractured
A broken arm.
Broken glass.
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Deteriorated

To weaken or disintegrate; decay
The nation's highways are deteriorating at a rapid pace.
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Broken

Sundered by divorce, separation, or desertion of a parent or parents
Children from broken homes.
A broken marriage.
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Deteriorated

Simple past tense and past participle of deteriorate
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Broken

Having been violated
A broken promise.
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Broken

Incomplete
A broken set of books.
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Broken

Being in a state of disarray; disordered
Troops fleeing in broken ranks.
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Broken

Intermittently stopping and starting; discontinuous
A broken cable transmission.
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Broken

Varying abruptly, as in pitch
Broken sobs.
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Broken

Spoken with gaps and errors
Broken English.
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Broken

Topographically rough; uneven
Broken terrain.
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Broken

Subdued totally; humbled
A broken spirit.
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Broken

Weakened and infirm
Broken health.
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Broken

Crushed by grief
Died of a broken heart.
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Broken

Financially ruined; bankrupt.
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Broken

Not functioning; out of order
A broken washing machine.
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Broken

Inflection of break
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Broken

; in separate pieces.
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Broken

; having the bone in pieces.
My arm is broken!
The ground was littered with broken bones
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Broken

(of skin) split or ruptured.
A dog bit my leg and now the skin is broken.
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Broken

; made up of short lines with small gaps between each one and the next.
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Broken

(of sleep) interrupted; not continuous.
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Broken

Five-eighths to seven-eighths obscured by clouds; incompletely covered by clouds.
Tomorrow: broken skies.
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Broken

Having periods of silence scattered throughout; not regularly continuous.
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Broken

Breached; violated; not kept.
Broken promises of neutrality
Broken vows
The broken covenant
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Broken

; not functioning properly.
I think my doorbell is broken.
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Broken

Disconnected, no longer open or carrying traffic.
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Broken

Badly designed or implemented.
This is the most broken application I've seen in a long time.
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Broken

(of language) Grammatically non-standard, especially as a result of being produced by a non-native speaker.
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Broken

Not having gone in the way intended; saddening.
Oh man! That is just broken!
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Broken

Completely defeated and dispirited; shattered; destroyed.
The bankruptcy and divorce, together with the death of his son, left him completely broken.
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Broken

Having no money; bankrupt, broke.
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Broken

(of land) Uneven.
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Broken

Overpowered; overly powerful; too powerful.
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Broken

Separated into parts or pieces by violence; divided into fragments; as, a broken chain or rope; a broken dish.
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Broken

Disconnected; not continuous; also, rough; uneven; as, a broken surface.
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Broken

Fractured; cracked; disunited; sundered; strained; apart; as, a broken reed; broken friendship.
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Broken

Made infirm or weak, by disease, age, or hardships.
The one being who remembered him as he been before his mind was broken.
The broken soldier, kindly bade to stay,Sat by his fire, and talked the night away.
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Broken

Subdued; humbled; contrite.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit.
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Broken

Subjugated; trained for use, as a horse.
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Broken

Crushed and ruined as by something that destroys hope; blighted.
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Broken

Not carried into effect; not adhered to; violated; as, a broken promise, vow, or contract; a broken law.
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Broken

Ruined financially; incapable of redeeming promises made, or of paying debts incurred; as, a broken bank; a broken tradesman.
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Broken

Imperfectly spoken, as by a foreigner; as, broken English; imperfectly spoken on account of emotion; as, to say a few broken words at parting.
Amidst the broken words and loud weeping of those grave senators.
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Broken

Physically and forcibly separated into pieces or cracked or split; or legally or emotionally destroyed;
A broken mirror
A broken tooth
A broken leg
His neck is broken
Children from broken homes
A broken marriage
A broken heart
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Broken

Not continuous in space, time, or sequence or varying abruptly;
Broken lines of defense
A broken cable transmission
Broken sleep
Tear off the stub above the broken line
A broken note
Broken sobs
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Broken

Subdued or brought low in condition or status;
Brought low
A broken man
His broken spirit
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Broken

(especially of promises or contracts) having been violated or disregarded;
Broken (or unkept) promises
Broken contracts
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Broken

Tamed or trained to obey;
A horse broken to the saddle
This old nag is well broken in
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Broken

Topographically very uneven;
Broken terrain
Rugged ground
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Broken

Imperfectly spoken or written;
Broken English
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Broken

Thrown into a state of disarray or confusion;
Troops fleeing in broken ranks
A confused mass of papers on the desk
The small disordered room
With everything so upset
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Broken

Weakened and infirm;
Broken health resulting from alcoholism
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Broken

Destroyed financially;
The broken fortunes of the family
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Broken

Out of working order (`busted' is an informal substitute for `broken');
A broken washing machine
The coke machine is broken
The coke machine is busted
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Broken

Discontinuous;
Broken clouds
Broken sunshine
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Broken

Lacking a part or parts;
A broken set of encyclopedia
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