Exasperate

Definition of Exasperate

Ex`as´per`ate
a.1.Exasperated; imbittered.
Like swallows which the exasperate dying year
Sets spinning.
- Mrs. Browning.
v. t.1.To irritate in a high degree; to provoke; to enrage; to excite or to inflame the anger of; as, to exasperate a person or his feelings.
[imp. & p. p. Exsasperated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Exasperating .]
To exsasperate them against the king of France.
- Addison.
2.To make grievous, or more grievous or malignant; to aggravate; to imbitter; as, to exasperate enmity.
To exasperate the ways of death.
- Sir T. Browne.

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