• WordNet 3.6
    • adj worsening changing for the worse "worried by the worsening storm"
    • n worsening changing something with the result that it becomes worse
    • n worsening process of changing to an inferior state
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In literature:

However, this glittering armour became the Modern yet worsen than his own.
"The Battle of the Books and Other Short Pieces" by Jonathan Swift
He will start at once lest the storm worsens.
"The Path of the King" by John Buchan
I'll tell 'em how you slung me around and said I was worsen a dirty dog like Lad.
"Further Adventures of Lad" by Albert Payson Terhune
Often, well-meaning but untrained persons worsen the injury or illness in their attempts to help.
"In Time Of Emergency" by Department of Defense
You have worsened the maledictions of the Bible.
"The Open Secret of Ireland" by T. M. Kettle
And (let) none take of land nor of property, wherethrough this provision may be let or worsened in any wise.
"English Dialects From the Eighth Century to the Present Day" by Walter W. Skeat
The wind was worsening, if anything, and we continued to drive at a frightful angle.
"News from the Duchy" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Even bad news would be worsened if he had to hear it from those lips.
"A Book of Quaker Saints" by Lucy Violet Hodgkin
At eight o'clock the Duke's situation was worsened.
"The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886" by Ministry of Education
At eight o'clock the Duke's situation was worsened.
"The Young Duke" by Benjamin Disraeli

In news:

Food coloring s may also worsen ADD and ADHD symptoms.
Billionaire Brothers' Sourcing Firm Says Core Profit Fell As World Economy Worsened.
FedEx says global economy is worsening.
Haitian officials worry about a worsening food crisis.
Some Shoes That Seem Comfortable Can Actually Worsen Foot Pain, Researchers Say.
Under Pressure, Syria Ends Economic Liberalization , Worsening Outlook.
Congo's Rape Epidemic Worsens During U.S.-Backed Military Operation .
Syria's foremost proponent of nonviolent protest says he's returning to Damascus this week and will keep delivering his long-standing message despite the country's worsening bloodshed.
The Daily Press reported this winter that poverty among children has worsened dramatically in Michigan since 2000.
Thawing permafrost will worsen global warming.
(AP) British Prime Minister David Cameron's office says European leaders have held a video conference on the continent 's worsening debt crisis.
A worsening outlook for global growth and a stronger dollar sent the price of copper lower Thursday.
And my growing concern about what's happening with cruises has been worsened by recent reports about Falmouth, on the north coast of Jamaica (although the news wasn't entirely unexpected).
South Africa's Labor Woes Worsen.
A fiscal crisis in the aid-dependent Palestinian economy will worsen unless foreign funding increases and Israel eases its restrictions in the occupied West Bank, the World Bank said on Wednesday.

In science:

Unfortunately this worsens the statistics considerably, resulting in an ‘estimate’ that does not statistically converge to a constant with increasing sample size.
Optimum and efficient sampling for variational quantum Monte Carlo
Figure 11 demonstrates how this effect worsens as the systematic offset increases.
How Future Space-Based Weak Lensing Surveys Might Obtain Photometric Redshifts Independently
Our chances of getting a useful Lifshitz tail bound would worsen if there are many other periodic configurations with the same spectral minimum as ω ∗ , as this would increase the probability that random configurations are close to one of the minimizing configurations on ΛL and thus have low lying eigenvalues.
Understanding the Random Displacement Model: From Ground-State Properties to Localization
One interesting observation is that, because the convergence to the asymptotic invariant distribution is not monotonic, evolving for longer time can, somehow counter-intuitively, worsen the randomness of states.
Subsystem dynamics under random Hamiltonian evolution
In conclusion, since all the transformations are shown to only worsen the approximation ratio, the 1.83-approximation that is obtained for the final instance, impo ses the same upper bound on the original one, and the assertion of the theorem follows.
Randomized Strategyproof Mechanisms for Facility Location and the Mini-Sum-of-Squares Objective