1. cause anger or frustration
aggravating person/situation, he aggravates/aggravated the situation
If you aggravate something or someone it means to cause disruption or to incite frustration. You can aggravate a person by causing them to become angry, or you can aggravate a situation or a condition. This word can be used to mean 'make worse'. "The situation was already bad, but you are aggravating it by asking so many questions." "We fear this medication might aggravate his condition." Aggravate can be used as an adjective or verb and is used in social and professional contexts.