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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. made or become worse; impaired
  • adj. changed for the worse in health or fitness


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  • And her expression worsened when she was in the middle of the office and saw his Venus.


  • Two months ago, a woman's long thumbnail slashed my cornea; the pain worsened overnight and I had to go to the hospital the next morning.

    June 2007

  • Mr. Netanyahu, who remains in Washington and will address the pro-Israel lobby group on Monday, has since sought to downplay what media reports describe as a worsened rift with Mr. Obama, saying Saturday that there will be differences among friends.

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  • A few hours later his eye turned really red and the pain worsened.

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  • The economy has worsened, which is bad news for a company dependent on the highly cyclical advertising market.

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  • India's equity markets were already short of cash with huge amounts locked into the giant Reliance Power IPO, and margin calls worsened the situation. Top Stories

  • The report found that China's situation had "worsened" as Beijing cracked down on minorities in Tibet and Xinjiang, jailed human-rights lawyers and journalists, and enforced its one-child policy.

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  • A study prepared for an influential shareholder group says rule changes meant to revamp Wall Street ' s pay culture have been negative, concluding that pay practices at six U.S. banks and securities firms have " worsened " since the financial crisis.

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  • But, though he set forth with a declared resolve not to suffer his master's interests to be "worsened," our driver did not seem to think it essential to this resolution to utter his suspicions, or to search more narrowly into the matter.

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  • Even the insured increasingly put off such steps as the economy worsened, meaning doctors may see a blip in diagnoses as those people return, says Dr. Lori Heim, president of the American Academy of Family Physicians.



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