verb (used with object), ex·ac·er·bat·ed, ex·ac·er·bat·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM exacerbateex·ac·er·bat·ing·ly, adverbex·ac·er·ba·tion, nounun·ex·ac·er·bat·ed, adjectiveun·ex·ac·er·bat·ing, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH exacerbateexacerbate , exasperate
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Example sentences from the Web for exacerbate
Gelfond is a procrastinator, a tendency that virtual school has exacerbated.
Air pollution, warned a group of top cardiological health organizations, also was exacerbating the risk of covid deaths.The virus caused more than a pandemic. It set us all ablaze.|Philip Kennicott|February 5, 2021|Washington Post
In his State of the City address last month, Gloria said the pandemic had “exacerbated longstanding city budget problems the last administration did too little to address” and that the city faced structural budget deficits.Morning Report: About That Structural Budget Deficit|Voice of San Diego|February 4, 2021|Voice of San Diego
“The pandemic has exacerbated all of the city’s budget problems,” Gloria said.Gloria Eagerly Flagged Budget Issues But Is Less Eager to ID Solutions|Lisa Halverstadt|February 4, 2021|Voice of San Diego
With that said, if we don’t assess where our students are and their level of performance, it will be difficult for us to provide some targeted support in our resource allocation that can best support the closing of gaps that have been exacerbated.Five key moments from education secretary nominee Miguel Cardona’s confirmation hearing|Valerie Strauss|February 3, 2021|Washington Post
They wind up on the streets or in jail, environments that will exacerbate their problems.
And a coup probably would exacerbate the economic problems that months of friction, violence and impasse have wrought.
They can exacerbate splits within a ruling leadership, foment popular unrest, or expedite a dwindling current account.
But instead of taking my edge off, all the wine did was exacerbate my starvation-induced headache.
He said the administration would only approve the project if it “does not significantly exacerbate the climate problem.”Keystone Report May Allow Obama To Make Debt Limit Deal|Ben Jacobs|February 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The negro's competition for jobs and homes will probably exacerbate relations.Negro Migration during the War|Emmett J. Scott
To remove all things which may alarm, torment, or exacerbate?Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. II (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton
It's not for you, and you do but exacerbate the frightful pain there's been in feeling it with them.This Freedom|A. S. M. Hutchinson
Any foreign intervention serves only to exacerbate the situation by increasing the number and intensity of inter-ethnic grudges.After the Rain|Sam Vaknin