Meaning of “aggravate” - Learner’s Dictionary

aggravate

verb [ T ] uk us /ˈæɡrəveɪt/
MAKE WORSE

to make a situation or condition worse:

His comments only aggravated the problem.
ANNOY

to annoy someone:

She's starting to really aggravate me.
aggravating adjective
aggravation uk us /ˌæɡrəˈveɪʃən/ noun [ C, U ]

(Definition of “aggravate” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)