worsen

Definitions of worsen
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v grow worse

“Conditions in the slum worsened
Synonyms:
decline
Antonyms:
ameliorate, better, improve, meliorate
get better
ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate
to make better
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inflame
become inflamed; get sore
come down, sicken
get sick
degenerate, deteriorate, devolve, drop
grow worse
deprive, impoverish
take away
fail
get worse
tumble
suffer a sudden downfall, overthrow, or defeat
drop away, drop off, fall away, slip
get worse
suffer
get worse
lose, suffer
be set at a disadvantage
regress, retrograde, retrogress
get worse or fall back to a previous condition
turn down
take a downward direction
fatigue, jade, pall, tire, weary
lose interest or become bored with something or somebody
wan
become pale and sickly
contract, get, take
be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness
canker
become infected with a canker
fade, languish
become feeble
rot, waste
become physically weaker
disestablish
deprive (an established church) of its status
backslide, lapse
drop to a lower level, as in one's morals or standards
drop off, fall back, fall behind, lose, recede
retreat
Type of:
change state, turn
undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

v make worse

Synonyms:
aggravate, exacerbate, exasperate
Antonyms:
ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate
to make better
ameliorate, better, improve, meliorate
get better
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irritate
excite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame
inflame
cause inflammation in
cheapen, degrade
lower the grade of something; reduce its worth
devaluate, devalue
remove the value from; deprive of its value
chafe, fret, gall
become or make sore by or as if by rubbing
itch, rub, scratch
scrape or rub as if to relieve itching
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

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