Exasperate

Ex*as"per*ate

(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Exsasperated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Exasperating (?).] 1. To irritate in a high degree; to provoke; to enrage; to excite or to inflame the anger of; as, to exasperate a person or his feelings.
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To exsasperate them against the king of France.
Addison.
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2. To make grievous, or more grievous or malignant; to aggravate; to imbitter; as, to exasperate enmity.
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To exasperate the ways of death.
Sir T. Browne.

Syn. -- To irritate; provoke. See Irritate.
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