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Worsen  v. t.  
To make worse; to deteriorate; to impair. "It is apparent that, in the particular point of which we have been conversing, their condition is greatly worsened."
To get the better of; to worst. (R.)

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"Worsen" Quotes from Famous Books

... she said, "has come about in this way—we have all enough to live upon, and so many women worsen their condition by marriage, instead of bettering it, that we made up our minds to live comfortably on what we have got, and not trouble our heads about the men. We live very happily together, and are all socialists, radicals, libres penseuses ...
— East of Paris - Sketches in the Gatinais, Bourbonnais, and Champagne • Matilda Betham-Edwards

... are now on the anvil; the discontented Colonies are all to be cured of their miseries by Constitutions. Whether that will cure their miseries, or only operate as a Godfrey's-cordial to stop their whimpering, and in the end worsen all their miseries, may be a sad doubt to us. One thing strikes a remote spectator in these Colonial questions: the singular placidity with which the British Statesman at this time, backed by M'Croudy and the British moneyed classes, is prepared ...
— Latter-Day Pamphlets • Thomas Carlyle

... continued to worsen. An order went out forbidding any officer from having more than one horse, the rest were to be butchered. There were several of my father's left and I was most unhappy at the thought of these poor beasts being killed. I ...
— The Memoirs of General the Baron de Marbot, Translated by - Oliver C. Colt • Baron de Marbot

Words linked to "Worsen" :   turn, lose, retrograde, devolve, retrogress, inflame, suffer, aggravate, drop away, impoverish, slip, fall away, drop, better, deprive, decline, fail, drop off, turn down, sicken, irritate, alter, come down, modify, tumble

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