[ wur-suhn ]
/ ˈwɜr sən /
verb (used with or without object)
to make or become worse.
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Origin of worsen
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Examples from the Web for worsens
Every act of selfish pleasure-seeking, untouched by nobler aims, weakens and worsens the soul's life.The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Galatians|G. G. Findlay
Which worsens the state of poor old Father Hirsch; threatening now really to die, of heart-break and other causes.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XVI. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
British Dictionary definitions for worsens
/ (ˈwɜːsən) /
to grow or cause to grow worse
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