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English definition of “aggravate”

aggravate

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈæɡrəveɪt/
MAKE WORSE to make a situation or condition worse: His comments only aggravated the problem.Deteriorating and making worse
ANNOY to annoy someone: She's starting to really aggravate me.Causing feelings of anger and displeasure
aggravating adjective aggravation
 
 
/ˌæɡrəˈveɪʃən/ noun [C, U]
(Definition of aggravate from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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