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  • IPA(key): /ˈæɡ.ɹə.veɪ̯tɪd/
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  • Hyphenation: ag‧gra‧va‧ted



  1. simple past and past participle of aggravate


aggravated (comparative more aggravated, superlative most aggravated)

  1. Having been the subject of aggravation; frustrated and angry.
  2. (criminology) Of or characterized by factors that increase the heinousness or offensiveness of the criminal offense.
  3. Having become worse, more severe, or more dangerous.
    • 1842, New York State Legislature Senate, Documents of the Senate of the State of New York, Issues 1-20[1], Boericke and Tafel, pages 5–6:
      The cruel fallacy, long acted upon, that the insane were insensible to cold, and to other modifications of pain, is exploded; and under the new system, they are treated with the tenderest care, and ample provision is made for their every physical want. The old system inculcated that insane minds could not be stungby insult or shame, dishonor or injustice; the new teaches that “harshness and abuse fall with tenfold force upon minds impaired and enervated by disease; that in most cases of insanity enough of intelligence and feeling are retained to render the patient fully sensible of the import and the cruelty of what is said; and that in many cases the mind, instead of becoming obluse, or deadened, is endowed with an unusual sensitiveness, with an acuteness of perception, upon which the insults and insinuations of the rude, or the indelicate, or the cruel, must produce the most aggravated pain.”
    • 1880, United States National Transportation Safety Board, The Homoeopathic Times, Volume 7[2], U.S. Government Printing Office, page 108:
      The cough seems to come from the depths of the abdomen, and causes pain in muscles and the chest: this remains a short time after the cough, which is followed by great exhaustion; cough especially aggravated at night and on lying down; sputum composed of thick yellow mucus.
    • 1886, Edwin Moses Hale, The Special Symptomatology of the New Remedies[3], Boericke and Tafel, page 81:
      While lying on the right side in bed, and at the moment of becoming unconscious by sleep, severe oppressive suffocating attacks, from suspended respiration , causing a quick effort to prevent suffocation, by changing position. On full inspiration, pleuritic pain; aggravated pain in side.


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