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Definition 1: changing something with the result that it becomes worse - [noun denoting act]

(worsening is a kind of ...) the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics

(... is a kind of worsening ) a worsening of business or economic activity

"the market took a downturn"

Definition 2: process of changing to an inferior state - [noun denoting process]

Synonyms for worsening in the sense of this definition

(worsening is a kind of ...) change toward something smaller or lower

(... is a kind of worsening ) a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality

"the team went into a slump" "a gradual slack in output" "a drop-off in attendance" "a falloff in quality"

Definition 3: changing for the worse - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where worsening or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • worried by the worsening storm

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