worsen
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈwɜː(r)sən/
Verb

worsen (worsens, present participle worsening; past and past participle worsened)

  1. (transitive) To make worse; to impair.
    The global warming has worsened the weather.
    • 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.
    The weather has worsened.
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To get the better of; to worst.
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