aggravate

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You can aggravate a cough by smoking tobacco, or aggravate an argument by turning it into a fistfight.
It was no time to aggravate her feelings, so I said no more but went down to the word shop to look up the etymology of aggravate.
Q-Med's majority-owned company in Florida, Ixion Biotechnology, has been awarded a research grant of USD 500,000 to continue with studies into oxalate, an excess of which can lead in certain people to for example kidney stones or aggravate the life-threatening condition primary hyperoxaluria.