exacerbation exacerbation  /ɪɡ ˌzæ sər ˈbeɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) action that makes a problem or a disease (or its symptoms) worse
  2. (n) violent and bitter exasperation


  1. So while getting the cosmetic benefits of the weft or attachment, they get the negative side, which is the pulling, and then the exacerbation of hair loss.
  2. The students' weapon: a major exacerbation of the longtime tension between Belgium's Dutch-speaking Flemish majority and its French-speaking Walloon minority.


  • Certain inflammatory biomarkers associated with increased risk of COPD exacerbations

    Simultaneously elevated levels of the biomarkers C-reactive protein, fibrinogen and leukocyte count in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were associated with increased risk of having exacerbations, even in those with milder COPD and in those without previous exacerbations, according to a study in the June 12 issue of JAMA.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!


  1. "We will do all we can to prevent Ukraine's and Georgia's accession into NATO and to avoid an inevitable serious exacerbation of our relations with both the alliance and our neighbors," Lavrov said on Ekho Moskvy radio.
    on Jan 10, 2008 By: Sergey Lavrov Source: KTAR.com

  2. "The government must take note of these specific recommendations," Mr Ryan told reporters. "This government's failure to plan and failure to act on land management have directly led to the exacerbation of these fires. The government does...
    on Jun 26, 2008 By: Peter Ryan Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "This exacerbation may take a non-political shape and expose civil peace, security and stability to great dangers," said Gemayel, beside him a portrait of his assassinated son Pierre.
    on Mar 26, 2008 By: Amin Gemayel Source: Reuters

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