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aggravate

 [ag´rah-vāt″]
to cause a patient's condition to deteriorate.
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Then, as the winds pick up, the onslaught of grass pollen aggravates allergy sufferers through fall.
Well," she said, "all this junk mail aggravates me.
You can aggravate a cough by smoking tobacco, or aggravate an argument by turning it into a fistfight.
Hyperoxaluria causes or aggravates a number of different diseases, such as kidney stones, Crohn's disease, cystic fibrosis and primary hyperoxaluria.