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Adjective worsening has 1 sense
  1. worsening - changing for the worse; "worried by the worsening storm"
    bettering, ameliorating, ameliorative, amelioratory, meliorative, amendatory, corrective, remedial
Noun worsening has 2 senses
  1. deterioration, decline in quality, declension, worsening - process of changing to an inferior state
    --1 is a kind of decline, diminution
    --1 has particulars: slump, slack, drop-off, falloff, falling off
    Derived form: verb worsen1
  2. worsening - changing something with the result that it becomes worse
    --2 is a kind of
    change of state
    --2 has particulars: downturn, downswing
    Derived form: verb worsen2
Verb worsen has 2 senses
  1. worsen, decline - grow worse; "Conditions in the slum worsened"
    --1 is one way to change state, turn
    Antonyms: better, improve, ameliorate, meliorate
    Derived form: noun worsening1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  2. worsen, aggravate, exacerbate, exasperate - make worse; "This drug aggravates the pain"
    --2 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Antonyms: better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate
    Derived form: noun worsening2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
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