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What does "Aggravation" mean?


(n.) An extrinsic circumstance or accident which increases the guilt of a crime or the misery of a calamity (n.) Exaggerated representation (n.) Provocation; irritation (n.) 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

Synonyms provocation, exasperation, exacerbation, irritation

Example: "The aggravation of her condition resulted from lack of care"