1. To make worse, or more severe; to render less tolerable or less excusable; to make more offensive; to enhance; to intensify.
    To aggravate my woes. —
    To aggravate the horrors of the scene. —.
    The defense made by the prisoner's counsel did rather aggravate than extenuate his crime. —Addison.
  2. To give coloring to in description; to exaggerate; as, to aggravate circumstances. — .
  3. To exasperate; to provoke, to irritate.

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