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exasperate


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exasperate  \Ex*as"per*ate\,  a.  [L.  exasperatus  p.  p.  of 
  exsasperare  to  roughen,  exasperate;  ex  out  (intens.)  + 
  asperare  to  make  rough,  asper  rough.  See  {Asperity}.] 
  Exasperated;  imbittered.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  Like  swallows  which  the  exasperate  dying  year  Sets 
  spinning.  --Mrs. 
  Browning. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exasperate  \Ex*as"per*ate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Exsasperated}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Exasperating}.] 
  1.  To  irritate  in  a  high  degree;  to  provoke;  to  enrage;  to 
  exscite  or  to  inflame  the  anger  of  as  to  exasperate  a 
  person  or  his  feelings. 
 
  To  exsasperate  them  against  the  king  of  France. 
  --Addison. 
 
  2.  To  make  grievous,  or  more  grievous  or  malignant;  to 
  aggravate;  to  imbitter;  as  to  exasperate  enmity. 
 
  To  exasperate  the  ways  of  death.  --Sir  T. 
  Browne. 
 
  Syn:  To  irritate;  provoke.  See  {Irritate}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  exasperate 
  v  1:  exasperate  or  irritate  [syn:  {exacerbate},  {aggravate}] 
  2:  make  furious  [syn:  {outrage},  {enfuriate},  {infuriate},  {incense}] 
  3:  make  worse;  "This  drug  aggravates  the  pain"  [syn:  {worsen}, 
  {aggravate},  {exacerbate}]  [ant:  {better}] 




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