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Medtalk An ↑ in seriousness, intensity or severity of disease; worsening Vox populi An annoyance
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Intensification of severity.
[L. aggravatio, fr. ag-gravo, ag-gravatus, to make serious]
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Another term used by homeopaths for the healing crisis.
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References in classic literature ?
There, indeed, was an aggravation to one illogical mind.
It was to be decided whether the result of my curiosity and lawless devices would cause the death of two of my fellow beings: one a smiling babe full of innocence and joy, the other far more dreadfully murdered, with every aggravation of infamy that could make the murder memorable in horror.
We know that the bitter drops, which even you have drained from the cup, are no incidental aggravations, no individual ills, but such as must mingle always and necessarily in the lot of every slave.
This situation continued a month, and with new aggravations and particular notes, the note above all, sharper and sharper, of the small ironic consciousness on the part of my pupils.
To hear that provoking precious little scream when the chair was hoisted on its poles, and to catch that transient but not-to-be-forgotten vision of the happy face within-- what torments and aggravations, and yet what delights were these!
Summary: Moscow [Russia], Aug 10 (ANI): In wake of the changes brought in by New Delhi in the special status to Jammu and Kashmir after scrapping Article 370, Russia on Saturday said it hoped that India and Pakistan will not allow aggravation of the situation in the region.
The aggravation of the trade deficit is the main cause.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Supplies of foreign-made weapons to Ukraine must not lead to the aggravation of the ongoing crisis in that country, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova stated on Sunday.
ISLAMABAD -- Residents of the capital city are facing an aggravation in allergy symptoms due to the increase in pollen count with the arrival of spring.
He told the story with a mixture of pride and aggravation. Pride because our valley had been first, and aggravation because all the credit for the first railway journey had gone to Stephenson and his 'Rocket' which had run on the Liverpool-Manchester railway some twenty-five years later.
The Pocket Encyclopaedia Of Aggravation, by Laura Lee, (PS10, Octopus) is a guide to all the things that get our goat, from biscuit mush at the bottom of your cuppa and elbow wars on public transport to ludicrous T&Cs you blindly agree to each time you sign up for something online.