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aggravation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aggravation  \Ag`gra*va"tion\,  n.  [LL.  aggravatio:  cf  F. 
  aggravation.] 
  1.  The  act  of  aggravating,  or  making  worse;  --  used  of  evils, 
  natural  or  moral;  the  act  of  increasing  in  severity  or 
  heinousness;  something  additional  to  a  crime  or  wrong  and 
  enhancing  its  guilt  or  injurious  consequences. 
 
  2.  Exaggerated  representation. 
 
  By  a  little  aggravation  of  the  features  changed  it 
  into  the  Saracen's  head.  --Addison. 
 
  3.  An  extrinsic  circumstance  or  accident  which  increases  the 
  guilt  of  a  crime  or  the  misery  of  a  calamity. 
 
  4.  Provocation;  irritation.  [Colloq.]  --Dickens. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aggravation 
  n  1:  an  exasperated  feeling  of  annoyance  [syn:  {exasperation}] 
  2:  unfriendly  behavior  that  aggravates  or  irritates  someone 
  [syn:  {irritation},  {provocation}] 
  3:  action  that  makes  a  problem  or  a  disease  (or  its  symptoms) 
  worse;  "the  aggravation  of  her  condition  resulted  from 
  lack  of  care"  [syn:  {exacerbation}] 




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