worsen - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive/transitive] 

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/ˈwɜː(r)s(ə)n/
present tense
I/you/we/theyworsen
he/she/itworsens
present participleworsening
past tenseworsened
past participleworsened
  1. to become worse, or to make something worse

    The bill will worsen relations between Democrats and Republicans.

derived words

worsening

noun [singular]

The drug may delay a worsening of the disease.

worsening

adjective
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