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worsens

verb
present tense third-person singular of worsen

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2 to make more severe
  • the harsh winter only worsened the fuel shortage

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“Worsens.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/worsens. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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