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- phrase The medical treatment for an illness produces a worse
net resultthan the illness does (or threatens a non-negligible risk of doing so), especially via adverse effects.
- phrase figuratively The solution or proposed solution to a problem produces a worse
net resultthan the problem does (or threatens a non-negligible risk of doing so), especially via unintended consequences.
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