1 an exasperated feeling of annoyance [syn: exasperation]
3 action that makes a problem or a disease (or its symptoms) worse; "the aggravation of her condition resulted from lack of care" [syn: exacerbation]
- Rhymes: -eɪʃǝn
- The act of aggravating, or making worse; used of evils, natural or moral; the act of increasing in severity or heinousness; something additional to a crime or wrong and enhancing its guilt or injurious consequences.
- Exaggerated representation.
- An extrinsic circumstance or accident which increases the guilt of a crime or the misery of a calamity.
An extrinsic circumstance or accident which increases the guilt of a crime or the misery of a calamity
- Finnish: raskauttava asianhaara
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