worsen


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Worsen \Wors"en\, v. i.
   To grow or become worse. --De Quincey.
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         Indifferent health, which seemed rather to worsen than
         improve.                                 --Carlyle.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Worsen \Wors"en\, v. t.
   1. To make worse; to deteriorate; to impair.
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            It is apparent that, in the particular point of
            which we have been conversing, their condition is
            greatly worsened.                     --Southey.
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   2. To get the better of; to worst. [R.]
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