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Definitions of exasperate

  1. exasperate or irritate Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. make worse; "This drug aggravates the pain" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. make furious Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Exasperated; imbittered. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To irritate in a high degree; to provoke; to enrage; to exscite or to inflame the anger of; as, to exasperate a person or his feelings. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To make grievous, or more grievous or malignant; to aggravate; to imbitter; as, to exasperate enmity. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To irritate exceedingly; enrage. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. To make very rough or angry: to irritate in a high degree. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. To make very angry; enrage. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. To anger; enrage; intensify; inflame. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Provoked; exasperated. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. To rouse to anger; to irritate to a high degree; to aggravate; to embitter; to exacerbate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. To irritate to a high degree; to excite to great anger; to enrage or provoke greatly. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. Furnished with hard, stiff points. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  15. [Latin] Furnished with hard, stiff points. na
  16. egz-as'p[.e]r-[=a]t, v.t. to make very angry: to irritate in a high degree.--p.adj. irritated.--adjs. EXAS'PERATING, EXAS'PERATIVE, provoking.--ns. EXASPER[=A]'TION, act of irritating; state of being exasperated: provocation: rage: aggravation; EXAS'PERATOR. [L. ex, inten., asper[=a]re, to make rough--asper, rough.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  17. Make worse (ill feeling, disease, pain); irritate (person); provoke (person to ill, to do). Hence or cogn. exasperatingly adv., exasperation n. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  18. To provoke, to enrage, to irritate; to heighten a difference, to aggravate, to embitter. Complete Dictionary
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