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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of exacerbate.

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Examples

  • Currently, India is suffering through one of the worst ever outbreaks of Dengue Fever, which spreads through mosquitoes, exacerbated from a particularly harsh monsoon season.

    Dave Zirin: When Sports Attacks; The 2010 Commonwealth Games

  • I think this ambition was fired - or perhaps exacerbated is a better word - by early marginal contacts with the Great, when we were evacuated to the English Lakes during the war.

    An Interview with Diana Wynne Jones

  • Analysts said margin calls exacerbated the decline.

    Inflation Worries Drag on Indexes

  • Although this is meant to be the future, Hawke's character is named Edward Dalton, a peculiarly Victorian sounding name exacerbated by the black top hat he always wears.

    PopMatters

  • Though Obama lays the bulk of what he calls "a legacy of mismanagement and misplaced priorities" - at the feet of the Bush administration, there is no mistaking his larger message -- that the problems which were "exacerbated" by Bush's tax cuts and other pro-rich policies have been building since Reagan's 1981 inaugural declaration that "government is the problem."

    Obama's War with the Right (& Media)

  • A Minneapolis attorney said the city has "exacerbated" problems at the station over the years by being too involved

    The Austin Daily Herald

  • Hungarian policymakers "exacerbated" the country's fiscal situation, he said.

    TODAYonline

  • Last night Snow Hydro CEO Terry Charlton denied reports it had "exacerbated" the flood situation, claiming its dams were full, and said that the company had tried to "mitigate"

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • He said mankind has "exacerbated" global warming but the climate has always changed, for example in the warm periods between the ice ages, and there was a need for a more "grown up" discussion of the subject.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • Though Obama lays the bulk of what he calls "a legacy of mismanagement and misplaced priorities" at the feet of the Bush administration, there is no mistaking his larger message - that the problems which were "exacerbated" by Bush's tax cuts and other pro-rich policies have been building since Reagan's 1981 inaugural declaration that "government is the problem."

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  • "Speaking of college applications, Edward, Charlie said, his tone even more sullen-he tried to avoid addressing Edward directly, and when he had to, it exacerbated his bad mood." Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer page19

    October 4, 2010