Definition of Exacerbation

1. Noun. Action that makes a problem or a disease (or its symptoms) worse. "The aggravation of her condition resulted from lack of care"

Exact synonyms: Aggravation
Generic synonyms: Intensification
Derivative terms: Aggravate, Exacerbate



2. Noun. Violent and bitter exasperation. "His foolishness was followed by an exacerbation of their quarrel"
Generic synonyms: Exasperation
Derivative terms: Exacerbate

Definition of Exacerbation

1. n. The act rendering more violent or bitter; the state of being exacerbated or intensified in violence or malignity; as, exacerbation of passion.

Definition of Exacerbation

1. Noun. An increase in the severity of something (such as a disease) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Exacerbation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Exacerbation

1. An increase in the severity of a disease of its symptoms. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Literary usage of Exacerbation

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1. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1856)
"The exacerbation precedes the usual hour. Chills at half-past 9 as violent as the preceding; vomiting follows the exacerbation ; the heat is not so great ..."

2. 1812; the War, and Its Moral: A Canadian Chronicle by William Foster Coffin (1864)
"American exacerbation. British exclusion from American harbours. American gratitude to France. French sympathy in Canada a mistake. ..."

3. On Vital Reserves: The Energies of Men. The Gospel of Relaxation by William James (1911)
"What our girl-students and woman-teachers most need nowadays is not the exacerbation, but rather the toning- down of their ..."

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