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exacerbation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exacerbation  \Ex*ac`er*ba"tion\n.  [Cf.  F.  exacerbation.] 
  1.  The  act  rendering  more  violent  or  bitter;  the  state  of 
  being  exacerbated  or  intensified  in  violence  or  malignity; 
  as  exacerbation  of  passion. 
 
  2.  (Med.)  A  periodical  increase  of  violence  in  a  disease,  as 
  in  remittent  or  continious  fever;  an  increased  energy  of 
  diseased  and  painful  action 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  exacerbation 
  n  1:  action  that  makes  a  problem  or  a  disease  (or  its  symptoms) 
  worse;  "the  aggravation  of  her  condition  resulted  from 
  lack  of  care"  [syn:  {aggravation}] 
  2:  violent  and  bitter  exasperation;  "his  foolishness  was 
  followed  by  an  exacerbation  of  their  quarrel" 




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