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EXACERBATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does exacerbation mean? 

EXACERBATION (noun)
  The noun EXACERBATION has 2 senses:

1. action that makes a problem or a disease (or its symptoms) worse
2. violent and bitter exasperation

  Familiarity information: EXACERBATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXACERBATION (noun)


Sense 1exacerbation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Action that makes a problem or a disease (or its symptoms) worse

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

exacerbation; aggravation

Context example:

the aggravation of her condition resulted from lack of care

Hypernyms ("exacerbation" is a kind of...):

intensification (action that makes something stronger or more extreme)


Sense 2exacerbation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Violent and bitter exasperation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

his foolishness was followed by an exacerbation of their quarrel

Hypernyms ("exacerbation" is a kind of...):

exasperation (actions that cause great irritation (or even anger))


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