Exacerbation

Definition of Exacerbation

Ex`ac`er`ba´tion   Pronunciation: ĕgz`ăs`ẽr`bā´shŭn
n.1.The act of rendering more violent or bitter; the state of being exacerbated or intensified in violence or malignity; as, exacerbation of passion.
2.(Med.) A periodical increase of violence in a disease, as in remittent or continuous fever; an increased energy of diseased and painful action.

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