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verb [T] uk   /ɪɡˈzæs.ə.beɪt/  us   /-ɚ-/
to make something that is already bad even worse: This attack will exacerbate the already tense relations between the two communities.
noun [U] uk   /ɪɡˌzæs.əˈbeɪ.ʃən/  us   /-ɚ-/
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