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 for Aggravating
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Aggravate \Ag"gra*vate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Aggravated; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Aggravating.] [L. aggravatus, p. p. of
     aggravare. See Aggrieve.]
     1. To make heavy or heavier; to add to; to increase. [Obs.]
        "To aggravate thy store." --Shak.
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     2. To make worse, or more severe; to render less tolerable or
        less excusable; to make more offensive; to enhance; to
        intensify. "To aggravate my woes." --Pope.
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              To aggravate the horrors of the scene. --Prescott.
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              The defense made by the prisoner's counsel did
              rather aggravate than extenuate his crime.
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     3. To give coloring to in description; to exaggerate; as, to
        aggravate circumstances. --Paley.
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     4. To exasperate; to provoke; to irritate. [Colloq.]
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              If both were to aggravate her parents, as my brother
              and sister do mine.                   --Richardson
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     Syn: To heighten; intensify; increase; magnify; exaggerate;
          provoke; irritate; exasperate.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Aggravating \Ag"gra*va`ting\, a.
     1. Making worse or more heinous; as, aggravating
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     2. Exasperating; provoking; irritating. [Colloq.]
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              A thing at once ridiculous and aggravating. --J.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: making worse [syn: aggravating, exacerbating,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  35 Moby Thesaurus words for "aggravating":
     aggravative, annoying, bothering, bothersome, contentious,
     disturbing, exasperating, exasperative, galling, harassing,
     importunate, importune, irking, irksome, irritating, pesky,
     pestering, pestiferous, pestilent, pestilential, plaguesome,
     plaguey, plaguing, provocative, provoking, teasing, tiresome,
     tormenting, troublesome, troubling, vexatious, vexing, wearisome,
     worrisome, worrying

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