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exacerbation - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'exacerbation' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Exacerbation [ n.]
- The act rendering more violent or bitter; the state of being exacerbated or intensified in violence or malignity; as, exacerbation of passion.
- A periodical increase of violence in a disease, as in remittent or continious fever; an increased energy of diseased and painful action.

Meaning of 'exacerbation' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . exacerbation [ n]
Meaning (1):
- violent and bitter exasperation
Example in sentence:
  • his foolishness was followed by an exacerbation of their quarrel
Meaning (2):
- action that makes a problem or a disease (or its symptoms) worse
Example in sentence:
  • the aggravation of her condition resulted from lack of care