Exacerbate is a verb which when used gives the meaning, to make something bad worse. To increase the severity.


  1. Don’t add to a persons pain, it may ‘exacerbate’ them to the point they hit rock bottom.
  2. Her choosing to continuously speak after giving the bad news, simply helped ‘exacerbate’ the situation.
  3. Sometimes when things aren’t going your way, take a step back and analyse. Do not carry on in the same manner as this will simple ‘exacerbate’ the situation.


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