UK [ˈæɡrəˌveɪtɪd] / US [ˈæɡrəˌveɪtəd] adjective legal
an aggravated crime has features, such as the use of violence, that make it worse

aggravated assault

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  • aggravated — ag·gra·vat·ed adj: characterized by aggravating elements (as the use of a deadly weapon) aggravated kidnapping Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. aggravated …   Law dictionary

  • aggravated — adj. 1. 1 made more severe or intense, especially in law; as, aggravated assault. Syn: intensified. [WordNet 1.5] 2. 1 incited, especially deliberately, to anger. aggravated by passive resistance Syn: provoked. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aggravated — aggravated; un·aggravated; …   English syllables

  • aggravated — [ag′rə vāt΄id] adj. Law designating an especially grave form of a specified offense [aggravated robbery] …   English World dictionary

  • aggravated — (adj.) 1540s, increased, magnified, pp. adjective from AGGRAVATE (Cf. aggravate). Meaning irritated is from 1610s; that of made worse is from 1630s. The earlier adjective was simply aggravate (late 15c.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • aggravated — /ag reuh vay tid/, adj. Law. characterized by some feature defined by law that enhances the crime, as the intention of the criminal or the special vulnerability of the victim: aggravated assault; aggravated rape. [1540 50; AGGRAVATE + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • aggravated — ag|gra|va|ted [ˈægrəveıtıd] adj [only before noun] law an aggravated offence is one in which a criminal does something that makes their original crime more serious ▪ He was charged with aggravated assault …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • aggravated — ag|gra|vat|ed [ ægrə,veıtəd ] adjective LEGAL an aggravated crime has features, such as the use of violence, that make it worse: aggravated assault …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • aggravated — [[t]æ̱grəveɪtɪd[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n Aggravated is used to describe a serious crime which involves violence. [LEGAL] He was jailed for 10 years after admitting aggravated assault …   English dictionary

  • aggravated — adjective 1. made more severe or intense especially in law aggravated assault • Similar to: ↑intense 2. incited, especially deliberately, to anger aggravated by passive resistance the provoked animal attacked the child • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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