Definition of aggravation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌæɡrəˈveɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌæɡrəˈveɪʃn//
    [uncountable, countable]
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  1. 1the fact of an illness or a bad situation being made worse The drug may cause an aggravation of the condition.
  2. 2(informal) things that annoy you, especially when they seem to do so deliberately I don't need all this aggravation at work.