exacerbation

Definitions of exacerbation
  1. noun
    action that makes a problem or a disease (or its symptoms) worse
    synonyms: aggravation
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    type of:
    intensification
    action that makes something stronger or more extreme
  2. noun
    violent and bitter exasperation
    “his foolishness was followed by an exacerbation of their quarrel”
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    type of:
    exasperation
    actions that cause great irritation (or even anger)
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