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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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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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