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aggravated

[ ag-ruh-vey-tid ]
/ ˈæg rəˌveɪ tɪd /
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adjective
annoyed; irritated: I get so aggravated when I get this much junk mail.
made worse or more severe; intensified: Stress impedes the emptying of the stomach, which can lead to aggravated heartburn.
Law. characterized by some feature defined by law that enhances the crime, as the intention of the criminal or the special vulnerability of the victim: aggravated assault; aggravated rape.
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Origin of aggravated

First recorded in 1540–50; aggravate + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM aggravated

un·ag·gra·vat·ed, adjective
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How to use aggravated in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for aggravated

aggravated
/ (ˈæɡrəˌveɪtɪd) /

adjective
law (of a criminal offence) made more serious by its circumstances
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