What does aggravated mean?

aggravated meaning in General Dictionary

made more severe or intense especially in law as aggravated attack

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  • made more serious or intense particularly in law
  • incited, specifically deliberately, to fury
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aggravated meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1540s, "increased, magnified," past participle adjective from aggravate. Meaning "irritated" is from 1610s; that of "made worse" is from 1630s. The earlier adjective was simply aggravate (late 15c.).

aggravated meaning in General Dictionary

(imp. & p. p.) of Aggravate

Sentence Examples with the word aggravated

This unhappy state of affairs was aggravated and perpetuated by the intrigues set on foot at Constantinople against successive governors of the island, the conflicts between the Palace and the Porte, the duplicity of the Turkish authorities, the dissensions of the representatives of the great powers, the machinations of Greek agitators, the rivalry of Cretan politicians, and prolonged financial mismanagement.

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