verb (used with object), ex·ac·er·bat·ed, ex·ac·er·bat·ing.
Origin of exacerbate
SYNONYMS FOR exacerbate
Related formsex·ac·er·bat·ing·ly, adverbex·ac·er·ba·tion, nounun·ex·ac·er·bat·ed, adjectiveun·ex·ac·er·bat·ing, adjective
Can be confusedexacerbate exasperate
Examples from the Web for exacerbating
Question them, and you are colluding in exacerbating the awful effects of their trauma.What the U-VA Rape Case Tells Us About a Victim Culture Gone Mad|Lizzie Crocker|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Exacerbating this is the fact that many doctors caring for women at Planned Parenthood often run private practices as well.
Both politicians and the media, by exaggerating the claims of only certain studies, are exacerbating the problem.
But it is not necessarily lack of money alone that is exacerbating the problem.Why U.S. Health Care Is So Expensive and So Pathetic|Kent Sepkowitz|June 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But how exacerbating anarchy in Libya and highlighting the power of the gun over politics serves U.S. interests remains unclear.
Indeed his manner had always been most irritating and exacerbating to Arrelsford.Secret Service|Cyrus Townsend Brady
He lives with Lady Holland, and amuses himself by exacerbating her fears of illness and death.Memoirs of the Duchesse de Dino v.1/3, 1831-1835|Dorothy Duchesse de Dino
The influence of menstruation in exacerbating acne has been called in question, but it seems to be well established.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 4 (of 6)|Havelock Ellis
It had come to her, an intolerably pathetic messenger and accuser, out of the exacerbating frowsiness of the Cedars.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
Her trouble, though of a kind proverbially the most hardening and exacerbating, had an entirely contrary tendency on her.The Young Step-Mother|Charlotte M. Yonge