- Aggravation Ag`gra*va"tion, n. [LL. aggravatio: cf. F.
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.
By a little aggravation of the features changed it into the Saracen's head. --Addison. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.