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  1. exacerbate

    • IPA[ɪɡˈzasəbeɪt]

    英式

    • v.
      make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse
    • verb: exacerbate, 3rd person present: exacerbates, gerund or present participle: exacerbating, past tense: exacerbated, past participle: exacerbated

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse the exorbitant cost of land in urban areas only exacerbated the problem the strong pound has exacerbated the situation by making it much harder for UK companies to compete on price
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    • IPA[iɡˈzasərˌbāt]

    美式

    • v.
      make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse: the exorbitant cost of land in urban areas only exacerbated the problem the forest fire was exacerbated by the lack of rain

    Oxford American Dictionary