verb (used with object), ex·ac·er·bat·ed, ex·ac·er·bat·ing.
- ex. doc.,
- exact differential,
- exact science,
Origin of exacerbate
Examples from the Web for exacerbated
The panic is exacerbated when those still working presumably safely in the affected areas are worried, too.
As with the drug trade, much of the violence associated with sex work is exacerbated by its illegality.
This was exacerbated by two years in Turkey where he says, “the only option is to live underground and survive.”
The problem has been exacerbated as programs become fewer and larger.Why the World’s Armies Don’t Want U.S. Tech Anymore|Bill Sweetman|July 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But Cantor also exacerbated things by failing at attempts to play internal politics within the Republican Party of Virginia.
And by reason of his exacerbated temper he became the most personal writer of his generation.Egoists|James Huneker
The scene of the night before, which ought to have exacerbated his senses, produced exactly the opposite effect.L-bas|J. K. Huysmans
The pains are not exacerbated at night, but, on the contrary, are often more severe by day.
It exacerbated the feelings of the nation's largest minority toward the Army and multiplied demands for change.Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965|Morris J. MacGregor, Jr.
What exacerbated his feeling about Mrs. Harrowdean was a new line she had recently taken with regard to Mrs. Britling.Mr. Britling Sees It Through|H. G. Wells
Word Origin for exacerbate
1650s, a back-formation from exacerbation or else from Latin exacerbatus, past participle of exacerbare (see exacerbation). Related: Exacerbated; exacerbating.