Aggravation

Definition of Aggravation

Ag`gra`va´tion
n.1.The act of aggravating, or making worse; - used of evils, natural or moral; the act of increasing in severity or heinousness; something additional to a crime or wrong and enhancing its guilt or injurious consequences.
2.Exaggerated representation.
By a little aggravation of the features changed it into the Saracen's head.
- Addison.
3.An extrinsic circumstance or accident which increases the guilt of a crime or the misery of a calamity.
4.Provocation; irritation.

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