aggravated aggravated  /ˈæ ɡrə ˌveɪ təd/


  1. (adj) made more severe or intense especially in law
  2. (adj) incited, especially deliberately, to anger


  1. In 1956 Negroes accounted for 28% of all arrests, and 48% of the arrests for homicide, rape, aggravated assault, robbery, burglary, larceny and auto theft.
  2. Marti Devore, 53, abandoned stair climbers and treadmills when she aggravated an old hip injury.


  1. Three men charged with aggravated assault

    Three men have been arrested and charged with aggravated assault following an incident in the Richmond area Tuesday night.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Fort Bend Herald

  2. Aggravated insurance fraud charges vs. Elgin man

    Elgin Insurance fraud: Juventino Guzman, 52, of the 500 block of Prospect Boulevard, Elgin, has been charged with four Class 1 felony counts of aggravated insurance fraud. According to police, Guzman made false claims over an 18-month period to Westfield Insurance for claims of more than $100,000. Further details were not immediately available. Bail was set at $75,000, and he was given a June 14 ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Courier News

  3. Caregiver tied up during aggravated robbery while elderly couple in bedroom

    Two men are facing aggravated robbery charges after Harris County authorities said they broke into a house, tied up a woman and stole $12,000.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: KPRC Local 2 Houston


  1. "The danger of a massive world famine is aggravated by Mr. Bush's recent initiative to transform foods into fuel," Castro wrote in Cuban news media, referring to US support for using corn and other food crops to produce gasoline substitutes.
    on Oct 23, 2007 By: Fidel Castro Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. "I thought I tore something apart, but it turned out I just aggravated my sciatic nerve," Buffon said.
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Gianluigi Buffon Source: The Canadian Press

  3. "Food prices have risen sharply leading to food riots in several countries. Increased wealth and growing populations in developing countries contribute to steadily increasing global demand for grains, for food and animal feed, aggravated by rapidly...
    on Apr 10, 2008 By: Gordon Brown Source: Environment News Service

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