|Main Entry:||aggravated battery|
|Part of Speech:||n|
|Definition:||knowing and intentional infliction of injury on a person that creates a substantial risk of death or causes serious impairment, disfigurement, or loss|
|Example:||Aggravated battery is a more serious form of battery, and is considered a felony, unlike simple battery which is a misdemeanor.|
|Etymology:||aggravated in this sense means 'increased, magnified'|
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