verb (used with object), ag·gra·vat·ed, ag·gra·vat·ing.
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Going off your meds is a surefire way to aggravate your doctor.The U.K. is delaying the second dose of COVID vaccines to 12 weeks. Is that even safe?|Katherine Dunn|January 12, 2021|Fortune
Westbrook will miss time with a left quadriceps injury he initially suffered during training camp last month and aggravated at Philadelphia last week.Minus Russell Westbrook and Thomas Bryant, Bradley Beal powers Wizards past Suns|Ava Wallace|January 12, 2021|Washington Post
The discontent has arguably been aggravated by Robinhood’s approach to customer service.Robinhood’s next adventure: Stealing market share from the rich|Jeff|December 3, 2020|Fortune
While the argument for using dark text on light backgrounds is fairly strong, however, the argument that it makes the experience aggravating for some also holds true.
The problem is, if you have too many redirects on your site, you can start to aggravate your site visitors.Why site speed is critical for your SEO success and how to make it happen|Anthony Gaenzle|September 4, 2020|Search Engine Watch
In the coming decade, new robotic technologies could further aggravate the problem.Robotic Technologies Could Aggravate the U.S. Problem of Slow Jobs Growth|Robert Shapiro|July 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He said austerity is pushing the euro zone into recession, which will further aggravate political tensions.Davos World Economic Forum: George Soros Issues Euro Warning|Daniel Gross|January 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Medicaid Plus will thus aggravate the horrific budget crisis of the states.
This, in turn, serves to amplify and aggravate differences of interest and power among the competing national groups.
He had the innate slant of mind that properly belongs to a moderator of mass meetings called to aggravate a crisis.The Eve of the Revolution|Carl Becker
You judged us both as undesirables, therefore any attempt at explanation would, I know, only aggravate our offence in your eyes.The Doctor of Pimlico|William Le Queux
The internal divisions, too, aggravate our weakness; and now, even Most has turned apostate.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
Menstruation may aggravate goitre, uterine fibroid tumours, skin diseases, and affections of the blood vessels.
Symptoms should not be mistaken for causes, but pelvic diseases at least aggravate a tendency toward mental unbalance.