Exacerbate is our word of the day, and this means to make something worse, more intense or more severe.
If my arm is injured but I still use it and lift things, I could exacerbate the injury – make it worse. Or if there are political tensions in a country, a violent protest could exacerbate the situation – make the tensions more severe.
Do you think you can use this word in a sentence? Go ahead and give it a try.