Word: exacerbate (verb)

Source Sentence: That dazzling career came to an abrupt halt about five years ago when what was initially a minor discomfort in her fingers treated with cortisone cream worsened as she underwent treatment for hepatitis C. The six-month treatment regime left her joints weak during a heavy touring season, exacerbating the condition and she chose to “retire.” She went into teaching and focused on raising her two sons in New York. (http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20131115000652)

English Definition: If something exacerbates a problem or bad situation, it makes it worse.

Synonyms / Antonyms: aggravate

Korean Definition: (격식) (특히 질병・문제를) 악화시키다

Personal Sentence: The symptoms maybe exacerbated bt certain drugs.

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