aggravate


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aggravate

 [ag´rah-vāt″]
to cause a patient's condition to deteriorate.
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During this period I suggest cross training with biking, walking, swimming, or whatever activity you find that does not aggravate your injury.
It was no time to aggravate her feelings, so I said no more but went down to the word shop to look up the etymology of aggravate.
A basic component of smog, ozone can irritate air passages, reduce lung function, aggravate asthma, and inflame and damage the cells lining the lungs, the U.
The judges, whose guidelines covered death by dangerous driving and causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs, said that falling asleep at the wheel was ``more likely to aggravate than mitigate the seriousness of the offence''.
Q-Med's majority-owned company in Florida, Ixion Biotechnology, has been awarded a research grant of USD 500,000 to continue with studies into oxalate, an excess of which can lead in certain people to for example kidney stones or aggravate the life-threatening condition primary hyperoxaluria.
At his trial he wanted to challenge potential jurors, arguing that jurors who are East Indian would feel a natural sympathy for the victim and this could aggravate or compound the potential for racial prejudice against him.
Then, as the winds pick up, the onslaught of grass pollen aggravates allergy sufferers through fall.