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Definitions of exacerbation

  1. action that makes a problem or a disease (or its symptoms) worse; "the aggravation of her condition resulted from lack of care" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. violent and bitter exasperation; "his foolishness was followed by an exacerbation of their quarrel" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The act rendering more violent or bitter; the state of being exacerbated or intensified in violence or malignity; as, exacerbation of passion. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A periodical increase of violence in a disease, as in remittent or continious fever; an increased energy of diseased and painful action. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. An increase in the severity of a disease or any of its symptoms. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  6. Intensification of symptoms. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  7. The act of exascerbating; increase of malignity; s periodical increase of violence in the course of a disease; increased severity. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. The act of irritating highly; increase of violence in a disease. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. An increase in the symptoms of a disorder. Often used synonymously with paroxysm Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  10. [Latin] Increase in the severity of a disease or of its symptoms. na
  11. Paroxysmal increase in severity. American pocket medical dictionary.
  12. A temporary aggravation of the symptoms of a disease. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  13. (Med.) Aggravation of the symptoms of disease. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  14. [L., I exasperate.] Bitterness of spirit. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  15. n. Act of rendering more violent or bitter; the state of being exacerbated;—a periodical increase of violence in a disease. Cabinet Dictionary
  16. Encrease of malignity, augmented force or severity. Complete Dictionary
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