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Definitions for worsen
ˈwɜr sənwors·en

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. worsen, declineverb

    grow worse

    "Conditions in the slum worsened"

  2. worsen, aggravate, exacerbate, exasperateverb

    make worse

    "This drug aggravates the pain"


  1. worsenverb

    To make worse.

  2. worsenverb

    To become worse; to get worse.


  1. worsen

    To worsen means to deteriorate, decline or become worse in quality, condition, or degree. This term can be used to describe the escalating severity of various situations or states, such as health, weather, relationships, economic conditions, etc.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Worsenverb

    to make worse; to deteriorate; to impair

  2. Worsenverb

    to get the better of; to worst

  3. Worsenverb

    to grow or become worse

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Anagrams for worsen »

  1. owners

  2. resown

  3. Rewson

  4. snower

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of worsen in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of worsen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of worsen in a Sentence

  1. Hassan Mughniyeh:

    The political authority and banking institutions in Lebanon are responsible for this situation, if matters are not addressed swiftly, the situation will worsen.

  2. Pramila Jayapal:

    An expanded Muslim Ban will worsen our relationships with countries around the world. It wont do anything to make our country safer. It will harm refugees, alienate our allies and give extremists propaganda for recruitment.

  3. The United:

    The United States is of course troubled that these proposed actions... will worsen the reporting environment in China, beijing's actions prove time and again that the [ ruling Chinese Communist Party ] is afraid of independent and investigative media reporting that has only broadened and deepened the world's understanding of China for the better.

  4. Katsutoshi Kawano:

    My sense is that this trend will continue into the future where China will go beyond the island chain in the Pacific, so if anything, I would believe that the situation will worsen.

  5. Kiwi Chow:

    It will worsen self-censorship and fuel fear among filmmakers.

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