Exacerbate - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- exasperate or irritate (syn: aggravate, exasperate)
The proposed factory shutdown would only exacerbate our unemployment problems.
His angry comments have exacerbated tensions in the negotiation process.
The recession has exacerbated this problem.
I don't want to exacerbate the situation.
The feverish symptoms disappear or remit soon to recur or exacerbate.
present participle: exacerbating
past tense: exacerbated
past participle: exacerbated