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exacerbation

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Exacerbation \Ex*ac'er*ba"tion\ ([e^]gz*[a^]s'[~e]r*b[=a]"sh[u^]n) n. [Cf. F. exacerbation.]

1. The act of rendering more violent or bitter; the state of being exacerbated or intensified in violence or malignity; as, exacerbation of passion.

2. (Med.) A periodical increase of violence in a disease, as in remittent or continuous fever; an increased energy of diseased and painful action.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

exacerbation

noun

1: action that makes a problem or a disease (or its symptoms) worse; "the aggravation of her condition resulted from lack of care" [syn: {aggravation}, {exacerbation}]

2: violent and bitter exasperation; "his foolishness was followed by an exacerbation of their quarrel"


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