aggravate (v.) Old form(s): aggrauate
intensify; malapropism for ‘moderate’
2H4 II.iv.157[Hostess to Pistol] I beseek you now, aggravate your choler
MND I.ii.76[Bottom to Quince, of his part in the play] I will aggravate my voice
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