Etymology
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exasperate (v.)

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

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Definitions of exasperate

exasperate (v.)
exasperate or irritate;
Synonyms: exacerbate / aggravate
exasperate (v.)
make furious;
Synonyms: infuriate / incense
exasperate (v.)
make worse;
Synonyms: worsen / aggravate / exacerbate
From wordnet.princeton.edu