aggravate


ag·gra·vate

vt \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>

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