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Synonyms for exacerbate
ɪgˈzæs ərˌbeɪt, ɛkˈsæs-ex·ac·er·bate

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  1. worsen, aggravate, exacerbate, exasperateverb

    make worse

    "This drug aggravates the pain"

    Synonyms:
    infuriate, incense, worsen, decline, exasperate, aggravate

  2. exacerbate, exasperate, aggravateverb

    exasperate or irritate

    Synonyms:
    infuriate, incense, worsen, exasperate, aggravate

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  1. exacerbateverb

    Synonyms:
    irritate, exasperate, provoke, imbitter, inflame, excite, infuriate

  2. exacerbateverb

    Synonyms:
    aggravate, heighten, increase

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  1. Stephen Harrison:

    It has been really bad, this is our wet time of year and we're still not getting the heavy rains we need. There is plenty of dry fuels around and the extreme heat this weekend will only exacerbate the issue.

  2. Dona Stewart:

    Environmental issues certainly can exacerbate the economic and political drivers of conflict.

  3. The King:

    The north of England was out of step with the rest of the country at this time – far more conservative and in favor of the traditions of the Catholic Church so open rebellion was a real threat, someone more in tune with the local situation may have convinced the King that such a cruel sentence would martyr the abbot and exacerbate problems in the northwest.

  4. John Cohen:

    It's sometimes difficult to even discuss mitigation activities because of the political environment in Washington, there are foreign nations like Russia who are seeking to destabilize and weaken the United States, and they do that by pushing out information meant to exacerbate the social fractures of our society.

  5. Eurasia Group:

    Jack Ma aggressive comments last weekend exacerbate the brewing conflict between large Chinese tech companies and powerful regulators, ant is likely to adjust Jack Ma IPO valuation as a result of this intervention and delay its launch date.


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