Day-87 (Exacerbate)

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Word:
Exacerbate

Status:
Verb(transitive)

Meaning:
To make a bad situation even worse.

Sentences:
1) They proposed factory shutdown which would only exacerbate unemployment issues.
2) His angry comments exacerbated the situation.

Origin:
Latin exacerbatus, past participle of exacervare which means 'bitter, harsh'.

First use:
1660

Synonyms:
aggragrate, complicate, worsen

Antonyms:
allay, assuage, relive.

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