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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of exacerbating, or the state of being exacerbated; increase of violence or virulence; aggravation; exasperation.
  • noun In medicine, an increase of violence in a disease; specifically, the periodical aggravation of the febrile condition in remittent and continued fevers: as, nocturnal exacerbations.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of rendering more violent or bitter; the state of being exacerbated or intensified in violence or malignity.
  • noun (Med.) A periodical increase of violence in a disease, as in remittent or continuous fever; an increased energy of diseased and painful action.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An increase in the severity of something (such as a disease)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun action that makes a problem or a disease (or its symptoms) worse
  • noun violent and bitter exasperation

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