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Definitions for worsen
ˈwɜr sənwors·en

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. worsen, decline(verb)

    grow worse

    "Conditions in the slum worsened"

  2. worsen, aggravate, exacerbate, exasperate(verb)

    make worse

    "This drug aggravates the pain"


  1. worsen(Verb)

    To make worse.

  2. worsen(Verb)

    To become worse; to get worse.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Worsen(verb)

    to make worse; to deteriorate; to impair

  2. Worsen(verb)

    to get the better of; to worst

  3. Worsen(verb)

    to grow or become worse

Anagrams for worsen »

  1. owners, resown, Rewson, snower


  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. Carlos Melo:

    If things worsen, the pressure will increase.

  2. Marshall Burke:

    As economic conditions worsen, that might also worsen mental health.

  3. Eduardo Moreno:

    Nine years ago, I realized the situation here would drastically worsen.

  4. Cynthia Graham:

    I almost think the rise in STIs could worsen over the next few years, because of the cuts.

  5. Keri Peterson:

    Keep your diet healthy; and don’t resort to soda and sugary foods because that's going to worsen your jet lag symptoms.

Images & Illustrations of worsen

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