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Adjective: exacerbating  ig'za-su(r),bey-ting
  1. Making worse
    "Exacerbating factors in any movement extend over time";
    - aggravating, exasperating
Verb: exacerbate  ig'za-su(r),beyt
  1. Make worse
    "This drug exacerbates the pain";
    - worsen, aggravate, exasperate
  2. Make very annoyed or frustrated
    - exasperate, aggravate

See also: intensifying

Type of: alter, anger, change, modify

Encyclopedia: Exacerbating