Ag`gra*va"tion (#), n. [LL. aggravatio: cf. F. aggravation.]
The act of aggravating, or making worse; -- used of evils, natural or moral; the act of increasing in severity or heinousness; something additional to a crime or wrong and enhancing its guilt or injurious consequences.
By a little aggravation of the features changed it into the Saracen's head.
An extrinsic circumstance or accident which increases the guilt of a crime or the misery of a calamity.
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