aggravate vs. irritate – The Correct Way to Use Each | Confusing Words
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Aggravate

Definition:

make worse

Examples:

This drug aggravates the pain

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Irritate

Definition:

cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

Examples:

It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves; The mosquito bite irritates my skin and makes me itch.

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