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English definition of “aggravating”

aggravating

adjective (MAKING WORSE)    /ˈæɡ.rə.veɪ.tɪŋ/ US  /-t̬ɪŋ/ formal or specialized
making something worse, such as a crime: Aggravating factors can affect the sentence set by the court.Worse and worst
(Definition of aggravating adjective (MAKING WORSE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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