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action that makes a problem or a disease (or its symptoms) worse aggravation , exacerbation
occurrence of a change for the worse damage , harm , impairment
change for the worse deformation , distortion
worse, grow degenerate , deteriorate , regress , relapse , retrogress
someone who takes the worse side just for the sake of argument devil's advocate
make worse exacerbate
aggravate or make worse exacerbate
disorder of sleep characterized by a dream of terrifying dimensions far worse than a typical nightmare; they occur during NREM sleep pavor nocturnus , sleep terror disorder
bet that a horse will finish a race no worse than second place bet
retreat to worse condition retrogress
changing something with the result that it becomes worse worsening
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