Meaning of “worsen” in the English Dictionary

"worsen" in British English

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worsenverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˈwɜː.sən/ us /ˈwɝː.sən/
worsening
adjective uk /ˈwɜː.sən.ɪŋ/ us /ˈwɝː.sən.ɪŋ/

the country's worsening political situation
worsening
noun [ S ] uk /ˈwɜː.sən.ɪŋ/ us /ˈwɝː.sən.ɪŋ/

Worryingly, the survey shows a worsening of child health.

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