1. process of changing to an inferior state
Derivationally related forms: ↑worsen, ↑decline (for: ↑declension), ↑deteriorate (for: ↑deterioration)
Hypernyms: ↑decline, ↑diminution
Hyponyms: ↑slump, ↑slack, ↑drop-off, ↑falloff, ↑falling off
2. changing something with the result that it becomes worse
Derivationally related forms: ↑worsen
Hypernyms: ↑change of state
Hyponyms: ↑downturn, ↑downswing
changing for the worse

worried by the worsening storm

Ant: ↑bettering

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