Definitions for exacerbateɪgˈzæs ərˌbeɪt, ɛkˈsæs-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. worsen, aggravate, exacerbate, exasperate(verb)

    make worse

    "This drug aggravates the pain"

  2. exacerbate, exasperate, aggravate(verb)

    exasperate or irritate


  1. exacerbate(Verb)

    To make worse(pain, anger, etc.) worse; aggravate.

    The proposed shutdown would exacerbate unemployment problems.

  2. exacerbate(Verb)

    To irritate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exacerbate(verb)

    to render more violent or bitter; to irriate; to exasperate; to imbitter, as passions or disease

  2. Origin: [L. exacerbatus, p. p. of exacerbare; ex out (intens.) + acerbare. See Acerbate.]

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