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English definition of “aggravation”

aggravation

noun uk   /ˌæɡ.rəˈveɪ.ʃən/ us  

aggravation noun (TROUBLE)

[C or U] (UK also informal aggro [U]) informal trouble or difficulty: I've been getting a lot of aggravation at work recently. I don't need any more aggravation today. I'd complain to the manager but it's not worth the aggro.

aggravation noun (MAKE WORSE)

[U] formal the act of making something such as a problem or injury worse: Rest the affected limb to avoid further aggravation of the condition.
(Definition of aggravation from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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