verb wors·en \ˈwər-sən\

: to make (something) worse or to become worse

wors·enedwors·en·ing \ˈwərs-niŋ, ˈwər-sən-iŋ\

Full Definition of WORSEN

transitive verb
:  to make worse
intransitive verb
:  to become worse <the weather began to worsen>

Examples of WORSEN

  1. Spending more money is only going to worsen the problem.
  2. <the condition of the house worsened with every year of neglect>

First Known Use of WORSEN

13th century

Rhymes with WORSEN

WORSEN Defined for Kids


verb wors·en \ˈwər-sən\

Definition of WORSEN for Kids

:  to get worse <His fever is worsening.>


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