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aggravate

US [ˈæɡrəˌveɪt]
UK [ˈæɡrəveɪt]
  • v.使严重;使恶化;(尤指故意地)激怒
  • Web加重;加剧;加重,使之恶化
Simple Present:aggravates  Present Participle:aggravating  Past Tense:aggravated  
aggravate
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v.
1.
~ sth
使严重;使恶化to make an illness or a bad or unpleasant situation worse
Pollution can aggravate asthma.
污染会使哮喘加重。
Military intervention will only aggravate the conflict even further.
军事介入只会使冲突加剧。
2.
(informal)
~ sb
(尤指故意地)激怒,惹恼to annoy sb, especially deliberately

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