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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. making worse;
[syn: aggravating, exacerbating, exasperating]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

exacerbating \ex*ac"er*ba`ting\ ([e^]gz*[a^]s"[~e]r*b[=a]`t[i^]ng), adj. Making worse. Syn: aggravating, exasperating. [WordNet 1.5]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Exacerbate \Ex*ac"er*bate\ ([e^]gz*[a^]s"[~e]r*b[=a]t; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Exacerbated ([e^]gz*[a^]s"[~e]r*b[=a]`t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Exacerbating ([e^]gz*[a^]s"[~e]r*b[=a]`t[i^]ng).] [L. exacerbatus, p. p. of exacerbare; ex out (intens.) + acerbare. See Acerbate.] To render more violent or bitter; to irritate; to exasperate; to imbitter, as passions or disease. --Brougham. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

exacerbating adj 1: making worse [syn: aggravating, exacerbating, exasperating]




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