verb (used with object), ex·ac·er·bat·ed, ex·ac·er·bat·ing.
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Origin of exacerbate
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
Example sentences from the Web for exacerbate
“The economic effects of the covid-19 pandemic have further exacerbated conditions for these workers, increasing the importance of federal and state safety net programs to help them meet their basic needs,” the GAO said.Walmart and McDonald’s have the most workers on food stamps and Medicaid, new study shows|Eli Rosenberg|November 18, 2020|Washington Post
That commentary exacerbates the nation’s already existing political polarization.Parler is a haven for extremists, anti-hate group says|Danielle Abril|November 14, 2020|Fortune
Nonresponse bias makes it harder for survey researchers to get accurate data, and when researchers—or pollsters—fail, the trust in the process dwindles, exacerbating levels of nonresponse.
Of course, 2020 also exacerbated the ongoing crisis in local news as the economy slowdown led to advertising shortfalls.The Fix’s 2020 list of outstanding politics reporters to follow in every state|Natalie Jennings|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
The pandemic has exacerbated existing delays in finding veterans in need, filing their paperwork and waiting for decisions.Eight reasons COVID-19 has hit veterans particularly hard|By Jamie Rowen/The Conversation|November 11, 2020|Popular Science
Existing food shortages in the country were immediately exacerbated by the introduction of Ebola, for a variety of reasons.
The panic is exacerbated when those still working presumably safely in the affected areas are worried, too.
As with the drug trade, much of the violence associated with sex work is exacerbated by its illegality.
This was exacerbated by two years in Turkey where he says, “the only option is to live underground and survive.”
The problem has been exacerbated as programs become fewer and larger.Why the World’s Armies Don’t Want U.S. Tech Anymore|Bill Sweetman|July 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And things were exacerbated by a shortage of provisions—for which the kings government was held guilty.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind|Herbert George Wells
The effects of increasing vessel traffic apparently are exacerbated by the narrow physical confines of Glacier Bay.Humpback Whales in Glacier Bay National Monument, Alaska|United States Department of Commerce, Marine Mammal Commission
Accordingly, he has met with some exacerbated decriers, and with very few thorough-going defenders.The English Novel|George Saintsbury
For apart from the magnetic attraction of the metropolis itself, Grenoble exacerbated his nerves.Modernities|Horace Barnett Samuel
Romance as an actual experience became more difficult of attainment and this was exacerbated by standard views of marriage.The Loves of Krishna in Indian Painting and Poetry|W. G. Archer