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Meaning of WORSEN

Pronunciation:  'wursun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  grow worse; "Conditions in the slum worsened"
  2. [v]  make worse; "This drug aggravates the pain"

WORSEN is a 6 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: aggravate, decline, exacerbate, exasperate
 Antonyms: ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate
 See Also: alter, change, change state, cheapen, come down, degenerate, degrade, deprive, deteriorate, drop, drop away, drop off, fail, fall away, impoverish, inflame, irritate, lose, regress, retrograde, retrogress, sicken, slip, suffer, tumble, turn, turn down



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Wors"en\, v. t.
    1. To make worse; to deteriorate; to impair.
             It is apparent that, in the particular point of
             which we have been conversing, their condition is
             greatly worsened.                     --Southey.
    2. To get the better of; to worst. [R.]
  2. \Wors"en\, v. i.
    To grow or become worse. --De Quincey.
          Indifferent health, which seemed rather to worsen than
          improve.                                 --Carlyle.