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English definition of “worsen”

worsen

verb [I or T]     /ˈwɜː.sən/ US  /ˈwɝː-/
C1 to become worse or to make something become worse: As the company's financial problems worsened, several directors resigned. The continued supply of arms to the region will only worsen the situation.Deteriorating and making worse worsening     /-ɪŋ/ adjective the country's worsening political situationIn bad condition worsening     noun [S] Rather worryingly, the survey shows a worsening of child health.Deteriorating and making worse
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