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exacerbate
American English: /ɪɡˈzæsərˌbeɪt/
British English: /ɪɡˈzasəbeɪt/
, /ɛkˈsasəbeɪt/

Translation of exacerbate in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • Example sentences
    • Rising energy costs, which are a result of a growing scarcity, as well as inflation, are exacerbating the situation.
    • Pilots, unhappy at the increased expectations placed on them, are exacerbating the situation by striking for improved pay and conditions.
    • These issues were all being felt in our local communities, with the last three years of public housing reforms only exacerbating the situation.

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