worsen

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verb wors·en \ˈwər-sən\

Definition of worsen

worsened

worsening

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 in a sentence

  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


WORSEN Defined for English Language Learners

worsen

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verb wors·en \ˈwər-sən\

Definition of worsen for English Language Learners

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


WORSEN Defined for Kids

worsen

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verb wors·en \ˈwər-sən\

Definition of worsen for Students

worsened

worsening

  1. :  to get worse <His fever is worsening.>



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