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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
    To exsasperate them against the king of France.   --Addison.
 2. To make grievous, or more grievous or malignant; to aggravate; to imbitter; as, to exasperate enmity.
    To exasperate the ways of death.   --Sir T. Browne.
 Syn: -- To irritate; provoke. See Irritate.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: extremely annoying or displeasing; "his cavelier curtness of
             manner was exasperating"; "I've had an exasperating
             day"; "her infuriating indifference"; "the ceaseless
             tumult of the jukebox was maddening" [syn: infuriating,
              maddening, vexing]
      2: making worse [syn: aggravating, exacerbating]