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verb [transitive] aggravate pronunciation in British English /ˈæɡrəveɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyaggravate
he/she/itaggravates
present participleaggravating
past tenseaggravated
past participleaggravated
  1. 1
    to make something bad become worse, especially a situation or a medical condition

    His headache was aggravated by all the noise.

  2. 2
    mainly spoken to annoy someone

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