Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of worsen.
  • noun A worse situation; an aggravation

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

  • noun changing something with the result that it becomes worse
  • adjective changing for the worse
  • noun process of changing to an inferior state

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Examples

  • The keepers of the "Doomsday Clock" plan to move its hands forward next Wednesday to reflect what they call worsening nuclear and climate threats to the world.

    Posthuman Blues

  • Happening right now, the International Red Cross preparing to beef up relief efforts for what it calls a worsening disaster for millions of Iraqis.

    CNN Transcript May 7, 2007

  • Happening right now, the International Red Cross preparing to beef up relief efforts for what it calls a worsening disaster for millions of Iraqis.

    CNN Transcript May 7, 2007

  • That's why we report to you about what we call worsening sectarian violence.

    CNN Transcript Jul 25, 2006

  • That was the message on Capitol Hill today where Federal Reserve Governor Edward Gramlich warned of what he called a worsening fiscal outlook.

    CNN Transcript Jun 24, 2004

  • This month the Texas Department of Agriculture, going beyond its usual purview that includes school lunches and regulating gas pumps, launched a website publicizing what it calls a worsening situation "threatening the lives of our fellow citizens and jeopardizing our nation's food supply."

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • This month the Texas Department of Agriculture, going beyond its usual purview that includes school lunches and regulating gas pumps, launched a website publicizing what it calls a worsening situation "threatening the lives of our fellow citizens and jeopardizing our nation's food supply."

    Kansas City Star: Front Page

  • This month the Texas Department of Agriculture, going beyond its usual purview that includes school lunches and regulating gas pumps, launched a website publicizing what it calls a worsening situation "threatening the lives of our fellow citizens and jeopardizing our nation's food supply."

    Kansas City Star: Front Page

  • Vietnamese American member of the US Congress deplored Tuesday what he called worsening repression in his native country and appealed for pressure on

    WN.com - Business News

  • Vietnamese American member of the US Congress deplored Tuesday what he called worsening repression in his native country and appealed for pressure on

    WN.com - Business News

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