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Lewis : aggravo

aggravo aggrăvo (adg-), āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. (first used in the Aug. per., and only in prose writers; perh. formed by Livy, who uses it very often), to add to the weight of, to make heavier. Lit.: adgravatur pondus, Plin. 18, 12, 30, § 117: adgravavit jugum nostrum, Vulg. 3 Reg. 12, 10: compedem meum, ib. Thren. 3, 7.

Fig. In gen., to make worse or more dangerous, to aggravate: quo (bello) si adgravatae res essent, Liv. 4, 12: odor adgravans capita, Plin. 12, 17, 40, § 79: ictus, id. 28, 4, 7, § 37: vulnera, id. 28, 3, 6, § 31: dolorem, Curt. 8, 10: proelium, Vulg. 1 Par. 10, 3: quare aggravatis corda vestra? i. e. harden, ib. 1 Reg. 6, 6.

Esp., to oppress, to burden, annoy, incommode: sine ope hostis, quae adgravaret, Liv. 44, 7 fin.: morbo adgravante (eum), Suet. Caes. 1: beneficia rationes nostras adgravatura, Sen. Ben. 4, 13: argumenta, quae per se nihil reum adgravare videantur, appear to be without weight, Quint. 5, 7, 18.