- ex·ac·er·bat·ing·ly, adverb
- ex·ac·er·ba·tion [ig-zas-er-bey-shuhn, ek-sas-], /ɪgˌzæs ərˈbeɪ ʃən, ɛkˌsæs-/, noun
- un·ex·ac·er·bat·ing, adjective
- exacerbate , exasperate
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How to use exacerbate in a sentence
Broadside writer Kristine Gill talks to employees with disabilities about how working from home has leveled the playing field yet exacerbated certain challenges.
“Public banks are uniquely able to address the economic inequality and structural racism exacerbated by the banking industry’s discriminatory policies and predatory practices,” Ocasio-Cortez said in a statement.Exclusive: Rashida Tlaib and AOC have a proposal for a fairer financial system — public banking | Emily Stewart | October 30, 2020 | Vox
Those sentiments have been exacerbated this year with the global pandemic and the racial justice protests, young voters said.Gen Z, Millennial voters embrace activism and voting, as youth turnout surges ahead of Election Day | Michelle Lee | October 29, 2020 | Washington Post
For weeks this spring, workers across the country waited to receive benefits, a problem that was exacerbated by the confusion states had in setting up the new PUA program.He Made a Minor Mistake Filling Out an Unemployment Form. Then the State Demanded $14,990 From Him. | by Ava Kofman | October 29, 2020 | ProPublica
Additional delays, they said, “will only exacerbate the burdens” that those along the alignment have faced since construction started in 2017.Maryland lawmakers write to Gov. Hogan with ‘deep’ concerns about fate of Purple Line | Katherine Shaver | October 28, 2020 | Washington Post
Question them, and you are colluding in exacerbating the awful effects of their trauma.What the U-VA Rape Case Tells Us About a Victim Culture Gone Mad | Lizzie Crocker | December 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Exacerbating this is the fact that many doctors caring for women at Planned Parenthood often run private practices as well.
Both politicians and the media, by exaggerating the claims of only certain studies, are exacerbating the problem.
But it is not necessarily lack of money alone that is exacerbating the problem.Why U.S. Health Care Is So Expensive and So Pathetic | Kent Sepkowitz | June 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But how exacerbating anarchy in Libya and highlighting the power of the gun over politics serves U.S. interests remains unclear.
He lives with Lady Holland, and amuses himself by exacerbating her fears of illness and death.Memoirs of the Duchesse de Dino v.1/3, 1831-1835 | Dorothy Duchesse de Dino
The influence of menstruation in exacerbating acne has been called in question, but it seems to be well established.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 4 (of 6) | Havelock Ellis
It had come to her, an intolerably pathetic messenger and accuser, out of the exacerbating frowsiness of the Cedars.Hilda Lessways | Arnold Bennett
Indeed his manner had always been most irritating and exacerbating to Arrelsford.Secret Service | Cyrus Townsend Brady
Her trouble, though of a kind proverbially the most hardening and exacerbating, had an entirely contrary tendency on her.The Young Step-Mother | Charlotte M. Yonge
British Dictionary definitions for exacerbate
to make (pain, disease, emotion, etc) more intense; aggravate
to exasperate or irritate (a person)
- exacerbation, noun
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