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adulterate to make worse or impure by adding unnecessary or inferior ingredients. [1/3 definitions]
adulteration the act or process of adulterating, or making worse or impure by adding unnecessary or inferior ingredients. [1/3 definitions]
aggravate to make worse. [1/2 definitions]
aggravation the act or process of becoming worse; worsening. [2/4 definitions]
backward toward a worse, less developed, or less efficient condition; retrogressively. [1/8 definitions]
degenerate to decline from an original or former condition; change for the worse in nature or quality; deteriorate. [2/6 definitions]
deprave to change for the worse, esp. morally; corrupt; pervert.
down1 to or at a worse, inferior, or lower level or state. [1/21 definitions]
downgrade a trend or turn toward a worse condition. [1/5 definitions]
downhill to a worse state or condition. [1/5 definitions]
hydra a many-sided problem that persists or grows worse even after part of it is solved. [1/4 definitions]
might as well used to indicate an alternative course of action that cannot be any worse than what one is currently doing and may be the best course of action, even though it may not be the ideal thing or the thing that one had originally planned. [1/2 definitions]
off year a year in which production or activity is less or worse than usual. [1/2 definitions]
out of the frying pan into the fire from a bad position into one that is even worse.
pervert to bring to a worse or lower state; debase. [1/5 definitions]
progressive of an illness or disease, becoming increasingly worse. [1/8 definitions]
vicious circle a situation in which the solution to a problem gives rise to another, which can be worse or may bring back the first with greater complications, thereby increasing the difficulty of solving any of them. [1/2 definitions]
worse someone or something less good or more bad than another; that which is worse. [2/7 definitions]
worsen to become worse; to increase in qualities that are unwanted or harmful. [2 definitions]