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English definition of “aggravate”
/ˈæg·rəˌveɪt/ v [T] infml (ANNOY)
› to make someone feel very annoyed and upset: It really aggravates me when the car won’t start, after all the money we put into it. aggravating
/ˈæg·rəˌveɪ·t̬ɪŋ/ adj › infml It’s so aggravating to have an injury like that, when you can’t lift anything or bend down and tie your shoelaces. aggravation
/ˌæg·rəˈveɪ·ʃən/ n [U] › infml I won’t bother returning it – it isn’t worth the aggravation.