agravante
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Usage note
This word may be treated as a feminine or masculine noun without its meaning changing.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (that causes deterioration)
a. aggravating
La pobreza es un factor agravante para muchos problemas de salud.Poverty is an aggravating factor in many health problems.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
2. (extra difficulty)
a. additional problem
Mi vida ya era complicada pero ahora tiene el agravante de que mi madre esté en silla de ruedas.My life was already complicated but now there's the additional problem that my mother is in a wheelchair.
3. (legal)
a. aggravating circumstance
La agravante hizo que dos años de cárcel se convirtieran en tres.This aggravating circumstance meant that a two-year jail sentence turned into a three-year one.
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agravante
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. aggravating
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (problema)
a. additional problem
3. (law)
a. aggravating circumstance
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agravante
adjective
aggravating
additional problem; (Jur) aggravating circumstance
con la agravante de que with the further difficulty that; robo con agravante robbery with aggravation; con la agravante de la nocturnidad (Jur) made more serious by the fact that it was done at night
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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