Word Meaning

To make worse or more severe; to increase in violence

Part Of Speech:

Verb

Synonyms:

Aggravate   Make worse   Worsen   Inflame   Compound  

Antonyms:

Calm   Reduce  

Sentences

  • Vehicles driving through the floodwaters were causing waves, exacerbating problems for households already flooded.

  • Pilots, unhappy at the increased expectations placed on them, are exacerbating the situation by striking for improved pay and conditions.

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