[ UK /ɛɡzˌæsəbˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
[ US /ɪɡˌzæsɝˈbeɪʃən/ ]
  1. action that makes a problem or a disease (or its symptoms) worse
    the aggravation of her condition resulted from lack of care
  2. violent and bitter exasperation
    his foolishness was followed by an exacerbation of their quarrel
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How To Use exacerbation In A Sentence

  • The patients with the worst lung function experienced more severe nocturnal hypoxemia with exacerbations.
  • Where this fever is continued, though with some remissions and exacerbations, the excessive action is at length so much lessened by expenditure of sensorial power, as to gradually terminate in health; or it becomes totally exhausted, and death succeeds the destruction of the irritability and associability of the system. Zoonomia, Vol. II Or, the Laws of Organic Life
  • Patients with mild disease may only cough during exacerbations, but eventually cough becomes a daily occurrence, usually associated with expectoration of sputum.
  • The typical model of cancer palliative care might not suit people who have a gradual, progressive decline with unpredictable exacerbations.
  • Dr. Kuna and colleagues report an uncommon cause of asthma exacerbations after unprotected coitus in a 48-year-old male.
  • This study reported no significant difference in exacerbation rates between iodinated glycerol and placebo, but the summary statistics were not available.
  • They were affected with fevers, rigors, and deficient sweats, with varied and irregular paroxysms, in general not intermitting, but having exacerbations in the tertian form. Of The Epidemics
  • This cleaning team, although satisfactory in every other way, was apparently the source of animal dander that caused an exacerbation of atopic symptoms in the family.
  • During the exacerbation most are restless, and most are costive constipated, hence the relentless laxatives. Bedlam
  • And these are the symptoms by which we discover whether the case will get worse or not: when the extravasated blood, the lividities, and the surrounding parts become red and hard, there is danger of an exacerbation. On Fractures
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