Ex*ac`er*ba"tion (?) n. [Cf. F. exacerbation.]


The act rendering more violent or bitter; the state of being exacerbated or intensified in violence or malignity; as, exacerbation of passion.

2. Med.

A periodical increase of violence in a disease, as in remittent or continious fever; an increased energy of diseased and painful action.


© Webster 1913.

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