Definition of exaspero
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Orthography ID = 2020498
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LNS
exasperō, exasperāre, exasperāvī, exasperātus
ex, aspero
verb (1st conjugation)
  1. to make rough, to roughen
  2. to irritate, provoke, exasperate
Abbreviations
ex-aspero, āvi, ātum, 1, v. a., to make rough, to roughen (not ante-Aug.). Lit.: fauces, Cels. 1, 3; cf.: summam cutem, id. 3, 27: arterias, Plin. 22, 23, 48, § 100: corpus, id. 31, 6, 34, § 67: tussim, id. 23, 4, 51, § 97: faucium vitio exasperatur vox, Quint. 11, 3, 20: undas, to roughen, stir up, Ov. Am. 2, 11, 27: mare fluctibus, Liv. 37, 12 fin. (cf. aspero).

—Poet.: aegida innumeris signis, i. e. to adorn with raised sculptures, Claud. III. Cons. Honor. 193: ensem saxo, to sharpen, whet, Sil. 4, 19.

— Trop., to irritate, provoke, exasperate: durati (Gallograeci) tot malis exasperatique, made savage, Liv. 38, 17, 17: exasperavit animos ferocia nimia Harpali, id. 42, 14; so, animos, id. 28, 25; 33, 39; Cels. 3, 5 fin.; cf.: animum hoc criminum genere, Liv. 40, 20 fin.: Ligures exasperati, id. 42, 26: majorem civitatis partem, Val. Max. 6, 5, 3: canes, i. e. to incite, set on, App. M. 4, p. 143; cf. apes, Col. 9, 15, 4 et saep.: rem verbis exasperavit, exasperated, made worse, Quint. 4, 2, 75.
 
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