Exacerbation Ex*ac`er*ba"tion ([e^]gz*[a^]s`[~e]r*b[=a]"sh[u^]n) n. [Cf. F. exacerbation.] 1. The act of rendering more violent or bitter; the state of being exacerbated or intensified in violence or malignity; as, exacerbation of passion. [1913 Webster]

2. (Med.) A periodical increase of violence in a disease, as in remittent or continuous fever; an increased energy of diseased and painful action. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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