aggravate


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aggravate

 [ag´rah-vāt″]
to cause a patient's condition to deteriorate.
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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.
As part of the President's authority to establish maximum sentences for an offense, the President has established certain facts that aggravate an offense and increase the maximum punishment.
Tree-ring evidence, reconstructed rainfall over Durango, Mexico during the 16th century (6), adds support to the hypothesis that unusual climatic conditions may have interacted with host-population dynamics and the cocoliztli virus to aggravate the epidemics of 1545 and 1576.