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exacerbate


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exacerbate  \Ex*ac"er*bate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Exacerrated}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Exacerrating}.]  [L.  exacerbatus  p.  p.  of 
  exacerbare;  ex  out  (intens.)  +  acerbare  See  {Acerbate}.] 
  To  render  more  violent  or  bitter;  to  irriate;  to  exasperate; 
  to  imbitter,  as  passions  or  disease.  --Broughman. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  exacerbate 
  v  1:  make  worse;  "This  drug  aggravates  the  pain"  [syn:  {worsen}, 
  {aggravate},  {exasperate}]  [ant:  {better}] 
  2:  exasperate  or  irritate  [syn:  {exasperate},  {aggravate}] 




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