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exacerbation

[ ig-zas-er-beyt, ek-sas- ]SEE DEFINITION OF exacerbation
  • nounintensification
  • nounirritation

Synonyms for exacerbation

  • aggravation
  • worsening
  • heightening
  • increasing
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Just prior to the onset of an exacerbation the leucocytosis is low.

Now the place has been set by the ears, and a tone of exacerbation prevails.

There was a slight intermission of symptoms and then an exacerbation.

The fever during the attack is distinctly remittent, the evening exacerbation rarely exceeding 103 F.

The stock market crash of 1929 marked an extension and exacerbation of the grim farm conditions rather than a sudden decline.

Dr. Kerr attributed this increase to exacerbation in the type, and epidemicity of the disease.

They had begun to comprehend this exacerbation of emotion—this paroxysmal rhapsody.

The exacerbation occurred much more frequently just before than just after the period.

His death served still more to increase the exacerbation of the conquerors against the conquered.

Where the fever was sharp, it usually remitted during the day, having its exacerbation in the night.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, from Late Latin exacerbationem (nominative exacerbatio), noun of action from past participle stem Latin exacerbare "exasperate, irritate, provoke," from ex- "thoroughly" (see ex-) + acerbus "harsh, bitter," from acer "sharp, keen" (see acrid).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR EXACERBATION

aggravation

nounworsening of a situation,
  • condition deepening
  • exacerbation
  • exaggeration
  • heightening
  • increase
  • inflaming
  • inflammation
  • intensification
  • magnification
  • sharpening
  • strengthening
  • worsening
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