Meaning of “exacerbate” in the English Dictionary

"exacerbate" in British English

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exacerbateverb [ T ]

uk /ɪɡˈzæs.ə.beɪt/ us /ɪɡˈzæs.ɚ.beɪt/

(Definition of “exacerbate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"exacerbate" in American English

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exacerbateverb [ T ]

us /ɪɡˈzæs·ərˌbeɪt/

to make something that is already bad worse:

Her allergy was exacerbated by the dust.

(Definition of “exacerbate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)