aggravation

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Pronunciation[change]

  • * IPA (key): /ˈæɡ.rə.veɪ̯.ʃən/

Noun[change]

Singular
aggravation

Plural
aggravations

  1. (uncountable) Aggravation is the feeling of being angry, stressed, and annoyed.
    The fact that the children never cleaned was a source of great aggravation for their parents.
  2. (countable & uncountable) Aggravation is the worsening of a bad situation.
    An aggravation of the original injury can lead to a much longer recovery time.
    These problems are the result of the deliberate aggravation of pre-existing tensions.

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