Part of speech:
To irritate, bother, or frustrate:
To bring about deliberately; induce:
To increase the severity, violence, or bitterness of; aggravate:
To twist or become twisted together.
Causing vexation or irritation; troublesome:
A device that is used to warn of danger by means of a sound or signal:
A strong feeling of displeasure or hostility.
An increase in the severity of a disease or in any of its signs or symptoms.
The condition of being excited.
A body temperature that is higher than normal, caused by an infection, ovulation, vigorous exercise, etc.; pyrexia
A mania; a craze.
Internal energy that is transferred to a physical system from outside the system because of a difference in temperature and does not result in work done by the system on its surroundings. Absorption of energy by a system as heat takes the form of increased kinetic energy of its molecules, thus resulting in an increase in temperature of the system. Heat is transferred from one system to another in the direction of higher to lower temperature.
The state of being inflamed; specif., a condition of some part of the body that is a reaction to injury, infection, irritation, etc., and is characterized by varied combinations of redness, pain, heat, swelling, and loss of function
The condition of being vexed; annoyance:
A troubled state of mind; anxiety; distress; care; uneasiness
To consider to be or cause to appear greater than is really the case; exaggerate:
To inflict an injury or injuries on.
To harm by repeated attacks; harry; molest
To stir, as to action or strong feeling
To improve the quality or condition of
To make larger; increase in size, volume, extent, etc.; broaden; expand
To give an exaggerated description or account
(Archaic) To intensify (a feeling, disease, etc.); aggravate
To be nourished or supported:
To wear away or make sore by abrasion; chafe:
To bring or come to a high or higher position; raise or rise
To burn or offer incense to
To produce inflammation in a tissue or organ.
To cause to become very angry; enrage
To cause (someone) to feel impatient or angry; annoy:
To become infuriated.
To cause to seem or appear larger than is really so; increase the apparent size of, esp. by means of a lens or lenses
To be a constant source of anxiety or annoyance:
To sting with or as if with a nettle.
To cause to be annoyed or resentful.
To arouse resentment in, as by slighting; ruffle the pride of
To breed and care for to maturity:
(Obs.) To fester; become or make inflamed
To give rise to; bring about:
To rouse to action or increased activity; excite:
To cause to overturn; knock or tip over:
To make or become worse.
To make or become deep or deeper
To make twice as much or twice as great
(Slang) To annoy, bother, anger, etc.
To rub so as to stimulate or make warm
To intrude on; inconvenience:
To eat away; gnaw
To make ready; prepare:
To be irritating, wearisome, or vexing to.
To trouble the nerves or peace of mind of, especially by repeated vexations
To make (feathers, etc.) stand up in or as in a ruff, as a bird when frightened
(Archaic) To cause damage or injury to
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