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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of exacerbate.


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  • Afghan, and Pakistani military advisers, assessed that the supplemental only "exacerbates" failed strategies by allocating $84 billion to military escalation, leaving $10 billion for foreign aid.

    ZP Heller: Vets Rally Behind McGovern's Bill for an Exit Strategy in Afghanistan

  • So here you have a defence minister confirming what Sir Richard told us, that the British presence in Iraq "exacerbates" the security threat, and that our troops should be pulled out soon to avoid damaging the Army.

    Benedict Brogan's political blog

  • Because it's a low income quarter Q2 is, it kind of exacerbates the percentage differential on an annual basis we don't expect a big difference. Home Page

  • I wanted to explore the various ways in which we could tackle violent extremism; he only wanted to talk about the impact of the Iraq war (which I accepted "exacerbates" the problem, but he didn't want to move on from that). adds: "HT are, however, a non-violent party and have every right to spread their ideas peacefully.

    Sydney Indymedia - Comments

  • Adult-led commercialization exacerbates the competitive tendencies of young athletes to risk injuries by raising the economic stakes of success.

    Michael J. Critelli: The Good, Bad and Ugly About the Commercialization of Amateur Sports

  • The conflict exacerbates concerns about the planned handover of security responsibilities in some areas to Afghan forces this summer.

    Jayshree Bajoria: Afghan Rage Over Koran Burning

  • An inefficient distribution system, which exacerbates frequent supply disruptions, has added to the problems.

    India Food Inflation Rises

  • Her barely suppressed rage is aimed chiefly at social injustice of the kind that exacerbates the already difficult problems of aging.

    Nobody Gets Out of Here Alive

  • Honey bees have long been known to be in decline, suffering from the enigmatic colony collapse disorder, and the latest research on U.S. bumble bees only exacerbates concerns over future food production, as bees are responsible for pollinating 90 percent of the world's commercial plants, from fruits and vegetables to coffee and cotton.

    U.S. Bumble Bees In Sharp Decline, Joining Trend Of Disappearing Species

  • For Stark, the potential litigation exacerbates an already precarious position.

    At Tribune, Battle Expands


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