Exasperate Definition

ĭg-zăspə-rāt
exasperated, exasperates, exasperating
verb
exasperated, exasperates, exasperating
To irritate or annoy very much; make angry; vex.
Webster's New World
To intensify (a feeling, disease, etc.); aggravate.
Webster's New World
To increase the gravity or intensity of.
American Heritage
To exasperate is defined as to cause someone to become greatly irritated or annoyed.
When you repeatedly poke someone while whining and yelling at him, this is an example of a situation where you are likely to exasperate him.
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adjective
Exasperated.
Webster's New World
Having rough and prickly skin.
Webster's New World
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Origin of Exasperate

  • Latin exasperāre exasperāt- ex- intensive pref. ex– asperāre to make rough (from asper rough)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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