[ UK /ˈæɡɹɐvˌe‍ɪt/ ]
[ US /ˈæɡɹəˌveɪt/ ]
  1. exasperate or irritate
  2. make worse
    This drug aggravates the pain
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How To Use aggravate In A Sentence

  • Nevertheless, the international credit crunch and the weakening of global growth will "aggravate" the slowdown of the Icelandic economy, Mr. Haarde said. As Iceland's Krona Falls,
  • Scented candles, especially the industrial strength and size that many people light around the holidays, give off more than fragrance-studies show they produce tiny bits of pollution known as particulates that can inflame the respiratory tract and aggravate asthma, Dr. Sublett says. Msnbc.com: Top msnbc.com headlines
  • Did you know that the way that you wrap the yarn around the needle can affect the twist and cause the fabric to bias or that continental style knitting can aggravate carpal tunnel syndrome?
  • He reached for his throat but Sabrina pushed his hand down -- he would only aggravate the injury by rubbing it. ALASTAIR MCLEAN'S 'NIGHT WATCH'
  • Pollution can aggravate asthma.
  • Talking may aggravate women, but can hardly make knives sharper or fire hotter.
  • As there are still no signs of improvement in the stagnant economy, job insecurity continues to aggravate.
  • Moreover, such a requirement would discourage prosecutions for the aggravated offence and would exclude private prosecutions.
  • Once you get the finished product, watching your co-worker unwrap everything while being very aggravated is very much worth the time spent. 5 Harmless Office Pranks | myFiveBest
  • These structural changes were aggravated by the expulsion of large peasant masses, which increased poverty and unemployment in big cities.
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