Definitions for: Exacerbate


[v] make worse; "This drug aggravates the pain"
[v] exasperate or irritate



Webster (1913) Definition: Ex*ac"er*bate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Exacerrated;
p. pr. & vb. n. Exacerrating.] [L. exacerbatus, p. p. of
exacerbare; ex out (intens.) + acerbare. See Acerbate.]
To render more violent or bitter; to irriate; to exasperate;
to imbitter, as passions or disease. --Broughman.

Synonyms: aggravate, aggravate, exasperate, exasperate, worsen

Antonyms: ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate

See Also: alter, anger, change, cheapen, degrade, inflame, irritate

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