exacerbating

[ ig-zas-er-beyt, ek-sas- ]SEE DEFINITION OF exacerbating
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXACERBATING

Indeed his manner had always been most irritating and exacerbating to Arrelsford.

He lives with Lady Holland, and amuses himself by exacerbating her fears of illness and death.

Her trouble, though of a kind proverbially the most hardening and exacerbating, had an entirely contrary tendency on her.

The influence of menstruation in exacerbating acne has been called in question, but it seems to be well established.

It had come to her, an intolerably pathetic messenger and accuser, out of the exacerbating frowsiness of the Cedars.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, a back-formation from exacerbation or else from Latin exacerbatus, past participle of exacerbare (see exacerbation). Related: Exacerbated; exacerbating.