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worsen

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verb wors·en \ˈwər-sən\

Simple Definition of worsen

  • : to make (something) worse or to become worse

Full Definition of worsen

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

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make worse

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  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>



13th Century

First Known Use of worsen

13th century

Rhymes with worsen



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