worsen

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worsen (third-person singular simple present worsens, present participle worsening, simple past and past participle worsened)

  1. (transitive) To make worse; to impair.
    • The global warming has worsened the weather.
    • Southey
      It is apparent that, in the particular point of which we have been conversing, their condition is greatly worsened.
  2. (intransitive) To become worse; to get worse; to deteriorate.
    • The weather has worsened.
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To get the better of; to worst.

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