—v., -at•ed, -at•ing,
to irritate or provoke to a high degree; annoy extremely: He was exasperated by the senseless delays.
to increase the intensity or violence of (disease, pain, feelings, etc.).
rough; covered with hard, projecting points, as a leaf.
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