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ex-ăcerbo , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. (not anteAug.).
I. To exasperate, irritate, provoke, make angry; to grieve, afflict: “ut recenti aliqua ira exacerbarentur animi,Liv. 2, 35 fin.; 46; 6, 18; 8, 33; Suet. Tib. 62; 75; Plin. Ep. 8, 5, 2; Vulg. Psa. 9, 24 al.
II. In jurid. Lat., to aggravate, increase a punishment: “supplicia,Dig. 48, 19, 16 fin.; cf.: “crimen verbis impiis,Paul. Sent. 5, 29, 1; pass. impers.: “crimine majestatis facto maxime exacerbatur in milites,ib. 48, 4, 7, § 4.
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