Aggravation Ag`gra*va"tion, n. [LL. aggravatio: cf. F. aggravation.] 1. The act of aggravating, or making worse; -- used of evils, natural or moral; the act of increasing in severity or heinousness; something additional to a crime or wrong and enhancing its guilt or injurious consequences. [1913 Webster]

2. Exaggerated representation. [1913 Webster]

By a little aggravation of the features changed it into the Saracen's head. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

3. An extrinsic circumstance or accident which increases the guilt of a crime or the misery of a calamity. [1913 Webster]

4. Provocation; irritation. [Colloq.] --Dickens. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.