Medical Dictionary

aggravate


aggravate

vt ag·gra·vate \ˈag-rə-ˌvāt\
ag·gra·vat·edag·gra·vat·ing

Definition of AGGRAVATE

1
:  to make worse, more serious, or more severe <movement may aggravate the pain>
2
:  to produce inflammation in :  irritate <surgery aggravateed the nerve>
February 27, 2015
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