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Definition of aggravated

1 : angry or displeased especially because of small problems or annoyances : feeling or showing aggravation Sid snored on. Tom was aggravated. He said, "Sid, Sid!" and shook him.— Mark Twain The maid sounded very aggravated.— Louise Fitzhugh
2 law, of a criminal offense : considered more serious or heinous than normal : characterized by aggravating elements (such as the use of a deadly weapon) aggravated manslaughter — see also aggravated assault

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Recent Examples on the Web Watson also is charged with felony murder, aggravated burglary, escape, theft and kidnapping. Washington Post, "Tennessee inmate indicted in death of prisons administrator," 4 Feb. 2020 Police told the woman that due to factors involved in the incident, she would be charged with aggravated burglary. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, "Woman arrested after reaching for handgun in daughter’s Berea home," 23 Jan. 2020 Cornelius Pames of Cleveland was indicted Thursday by a Cuyahoga County grand jury on five counts of rape, two counts of kidnapping and one count of aggravated burglary. Adam Ferrise,, "Prosecutors: Man raped disabled Cleveland girl during home invasion weeks after beating 94-year-old woman to death," 29 Aug. 2019 In September, a jury convicted Mark C. O’Brien, 44, of South Boston of murder, aggravated burglary, unarmed robbery, and larceny and gun charges in connection with the case., "Marshfield man sentenced to life in prison for 2015 slaying - The Boston Globe," 16 Sep. 2015 In November, the parents were charged with aggravated manslaughter, but the charges were upgraded after the grand jury indictment. Ben Kesslen, NBC News, "Vegan couple in Florida charged with murder in toddler's starvation death," 19 Dec. 2019 Mention was arrested Monday and charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child, careless driving and violating Florida’s child restraint law, KOAA reported. Ricky Pinela,, "Florida woman faces DUI manslaughter charges after I-4 crash killed grandchild sitting on lap: report," 6 Nov. 2019 Joshua Russell, 26, of St. Petersburg was charged last week with one count of aggravated manslaughter of a disabled adult. Amanda Watts And Jay Croft, CNN, "Man with Down syndrome died in hot van while caretaker napped, police say," 23 Sep. 2019 Joshua Russell, 26, was arrested Friday and charged with one count of aggravated manslaughter of a disabled adult in the May 9 death of John LaPointe in Seminole, Fla., the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said. Fox News, "Florida man with Down syndrome died in hot car as caretaker slept off kratom overdose: sheriff," 22 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of aggravated

circa 1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for aggravated

from past participle of aggravate

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The first known use of aggravated was circa 1611

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10 Feb 2020

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“Aggravated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of aggravated

: annoyed or bothered
law : made more serious by the use of violence or the threat of violence



Legal Definition of aggravated

: characterized by aggravating elements (as the use of a deadly weapon) aggravated kidnapping

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