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noun aggravation pronunciation in British English /ˌæɡrəˈveɪʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] mainly spoken a feeling of being annoyed
    The cost of repairs was huge, not to mention the aggravation.
  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] mainly spoken problems that annoy you
    I really don’t need this kind of aggravation in my job.
    1. a.
      mainly spoken violent, threatening, or offensive behaviour
      Some of the clients give you some aggravation.
  3. 3
    [uncountable] the process of making a situation or medical condition worse
    aggravation of an old injury

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