Definition of 'aggravate'
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He reached for his throat but Sabrina pushed his hand down -- he would only aggravate the injury by rubbing it. ALASTAIR MCLEAN'S 'NIGHT WATCH' (2004)'Sally, Sally, don't ever wander,' they'd sing, hoping to aggravate Mother into grabbing a knife again. MR STARLIGHT (2004)Not wanting to aggravate her in any way, he skirted around her, making his presence barely felt. GYPSY MASALA (2004)
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British English: aggravate VERB
If someone or something aggravates a situation, they make it worse.
Lack of sleep can aggravate the situation.
Definition of aggravate from the Collins English Dictionary
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