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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AGGRAVATED

How often is distress, similar to this, aggravated by unkindness!

She aggravated him with all manner of caresses and endearments.

Perhaps from their elevation they saw the railway, and it aggravated them.

In his every scheme for a huge success I took now an aggravated delight.

The cruel sensations of Imogen were not aggravated by despair, but heightened by hope.

This was a new scandal, which revived and aggravated the first.

The heat of the hold was intense, and aggravated our thirst tenfold.

The pain of inflammation in any degree and of any kind is aggravated by them.

"Yes, sir; an aggravated case," said I, using the phrase of the Sessions.

Subsequent suspicious innuendoes had aggravated her feelings.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, "increased, magnified," past participle adjective from aggravate. Meaning "irritated" is from 1610s; that of "made worse" is from 1630s. The earlier adjective was simply aggravate (late 15c.).

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