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English definition of “worsen”

worsen

verb [I or T] uk   /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
adjective uk   /-ɪŋ/ us  
the country's worsening political situationIn bad condition
worsening
noun [S] uk   us  
Rather worryingly, the survey shows a worsening of child health.Deteriorating and making worse
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