exacerbating exacerbating  /ɪɡ ˈzæ sər ˌbeɪ tɪŋ/


  • (adj) making worse



  1. Warm ocean temperatures are a key ingredient for monster hurricanes, prompting some scientists to believe that global warming is exacerbating our storm troubles.
  2. Further exacerbating the problem are the current record prices for freight shipping brought on by record fuel prices.
  3. With each writeoff, outfits such as Merrill Lynch tried to tell us that the crisis was over when in fact each writeoff was exacerbating the situation.


  1. Thousands flee as wildfires rip through Rockies

    At least 3,600 people have been evacuated, as wildfires on Wednesday continued to rip through Colorado and parts of the Rockies, threatening to spread to at least three other states. Sixty homes — including million-dollar mansions — have been destroyed so far, Fox News reported. Wind gusts are exacerbating the ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Washington Times

  2. Iraq increasingly drawn into Syrian battlefield

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Signs are growing that stretches of Iraq and Syria are morphing into a single battlefield for militants, exacerbating Iraq's slide into renewed deadly chaos a year and a half after U.S. troops pulled out.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Study: Segregation persists in Chicago with hurdles to fair housing

    Barriers to fair housing are exacerbating segregation in the Chicago area, according to a new study by the John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Clinic. A team looked at housing discrimination cases between 2009-12 and found a 30 percent increase in clients who alleged ‘source of income’ discrimination. In housing terms, that’s when landlords turn down renters because they have subsidized ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WBEZ 91.5 Chicago


  1. "The next president must explain how he or she intends to bring that war to the swiftest possible conclusion without exacerbating a sectarian conflict that could quickly descend into genocide, destabilizing the entire Middle East, and enabling our...
    on Mar 5, 2008 By: John McCain Source: CNSNews.com

  2. "His activity, the activity, is exacerbating it," Riley said. "That's all. That's what happens. He's trying to do everything he do. He's gotten all the treatment he can get. And now it's probably going to be an inactive period of time until...
    on Jan 22, 2008 By: Pat Riley Source: Forbes

  3. World Bank President Robert B. Zoellick, speaking on the sidelines of TICAD, said taxes and bans that have been enacted by a number of countries recently were "exacerbating the problem."
    on May 29, 2008 By: Robert Zoellick Source: Washington Post

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languish languish
/ˈlæŋɡ wɪʃ /