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Definitions for exacerbate
ɪgˈzæs ərˌbeɪt, ɛkˈsæs-ex·ac·er·bate
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worsen, aggravate, exacerbate, exasperateverb
"This drug aggravates the pain"
exacerbate, exasperate, aggravateverb
exasperate or irritate
To make worse(pain, anger, etc.) worse; aggravate.
The proposed shutdown would exacerbate unemployment problems.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
To imbitter; to exasperate; to heighten any malignant quality.
Etymology: exacerbo, Latin.
An exacerbation, in medicine, is the worsening of a disease or an increase in its symptoms. Examples includes an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and acute exacerbation of congestive heart failure.
to render more violent or bitter; to irriate; to exasperate; to imbitter, as passions or disease
Etymology: [L. exacerbatus, p. p. of exacerbare; ex out (intens.) + acerbare. See Acerbate.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
egz-as′ėr-bāt, or eks-, v.t. to embitter: to provoke: to render more violent or severe, as a disease.—ns. Exacerbā′tion, Exacerbes′cence, increase of irritation or violence, esp. the increase of a fever or disease: embitterment. [L. exacerbāre, -ātum—ex, and acerbāre, from acerbus, bitter.]
The numerical value of exacerbate in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of exacerbate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of exacerbate in a Sentence
...It turned out this treaty was the most important pillar of strategic stability. We need talks so that its destruction does not exacerbate the threat of war.
We expect Russia to continue using propaganda, social media, false-flag personas, sympathetic spokesmen and other means to influence, to try to build on its wide range of operations and exacerbate social and political fissures in the United States, there should be no doubt that Russia perceives its past efforts as successful and views the 2018 US midterm elections as a potential target for Russian influence operations.
This blizzard will further exacerbate flooding in Nebraska with the added insult of heavy snowfall to eventually melt.
Those areas that are already vulnerable following last week’s weather are expected to see more rain, strong wind, heavy swells and coastal inundation which will exacerbate the situation, if the cyclone continues on its current path towards the north of Aotearoa New Zealand, we can expect this to be an extreme weather event with widespread damage.
Young people today face huge pressures, from school stress and worries about future job and housing prospects, to the 24/7 world of social media which can exacerbate anxieties about body image or living the' perfect lifestyle,' to make matters worse, when young people take the brave step to reach out for help, it's far too difficult to get support.
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- раздразвам, влошавамBulgarian
- verschärfen, erbittern, verärgern, verschlimmern, reizenGerman
- exacerbar, agravarSpanish
- تشدید می شودPersian
- pahentaa, ärsyttääFinnish
- empirer, agraver, irriterFrench
- ख़राब करनाHindi
- սաստկացնել, զայրացնելArmenian
- exacerberen, verslechteren, irriterenDutch
- forverreNorwegian Nynorsk
- раздражать, ухудшатьRussian
- förbittra, skärpa, förvärraSwedish
- sinirlendirmek, kötüleştirmek, azdırmakTurkish
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