Definition of Aggravate in English :

Define Aggravate in English

Aggravate meaning in English

Meaning of Aggravate in English

Pronunciation of Aggravate in English

Aggravate pronunciation in English

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1. aggravate, exacerbate, exasperate, worsen

make worse

Example Sentences:
'This drug aggravates the pain'

2. aggravate, exacerbate, exasperate

exasperate or irritate

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see synonyms of aggravate
verb (transitive)
to make (a disease, situation, problem, etc) worse or more severe
2. informal
to annoy; exasperate, esp by deliberate and persistent goading

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see synonyms of aggravate
verb transitiveWord forms: ˈaggraˌvated or ˈaggraˌvating
to make worse; make more burdensome, troublesome, etc.
2.  Informal
to exasperate; annoy; vex

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see synonyms of aggravate
tr.v. ag·gra·vat·ed, ag·gra·vat·ing, ag·gra·vates
1. To make worse or more troublesome: aggravate political tensions; aggravate a medical condition.
2. To annoy or exasperate: The child's whining aggravated me. See Synonyms at annoy.

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