A recent article in a medical journal called it ‘aggravated assault.’
I replied, now aggravated myself, that we blacks would love nothing better than to “just let this race thing go,” but “go” where?
But he still faces charges of “aggravated pimping” in Lille, north of Paris.
Four broke off Ambien usage after experiencing impaired concentration, continuing or aggravated depression, and manic reaction.
The two responding officers, Cuong Sam and Bryon Hargis, could have charged Rice with aggravated assault, a felony.
And naturally, ordinary trials of boarding-house life were aggravated by circumstance.
In his every scheme for a huge success I took now an aggravated delight.
Tchaikovskys anxiety was aggravated by the fear that his favourite work might disappear altogether from the repertory.
The cruel sensations of Imogen were not aggravated by despair, but heightened by hope.
The habitual improvidence of the poor is aggravated in their case by the dangerous fluctuation of their trade.
1540s, "increased, magnified," past participle adjective from aggravate. Meaning "irritated" is from 1610s; that of "made worse" is from 1630s. The earlier adjective was simply aggravate (late 15c.).
1520s, "make heavy, burden down," from past participle adjective aggravate "burdened; threatened" (late 15c.), from Latin aggravatus, past participle of aggravare "to render more troublesome," literally "to make heavy" (see aggravation). Earlier in this sense was aggrege (late 14c.). Meaning "to make a bad thing worse" is from 1590s; that of "exasperate, annoy" is from 1610s.
To aggravate has properly only one meaning -- to make (an evil) worse or more serious. [Fowler]Related: Aggravated; aggravating. Phrase aggravating circumstances is recorded from 1790.