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[verb ig-zas-puh-reyt; adjective ig-zas-per-it] /verb ɪgˈzæs pəˌreɪt; adjective ɪgˈzæs pər ɪt/

verb (used with object), exasperated, exasperating.
to irritate or provoke to a high degree; annoy extremely:
He was exasperated by the senseless delays.
Archaic. to increase the intensity or violence of (disease, pain, feelings, etc.).
Botany. rough; covered with hard, projecting points, as a leaf.
verb (transitive)
to cause great irritation or anger to; infuriate
to cause (an unpleasant feeling, condition, etc) to worsen; aggravate
(botany) having a rough prickly surface because of the presence of hard projecting points

1530s, from Latin exasperatus, past participle of exasperare “roughen, irritate, provoke,” from ex- “thoroughly” (see ex-) + asper “rough” (see asperity). Related: Exasperated; exasperating.


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