agudizada
-sharpened
Feminine singular past participleofagudizar

agudizar

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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to improve)
a. to sharpen
Después de algunos años dedicándome a la música, he agudizado el oído.After years of working in music, I have sharpened my ear.
2. (to complicate)
a. to aggravate
El calor agudizaba los síntomas del paciente.The heat aggravated the patient's symptoms.
b. to exacerbate
El divorcio agudizó el conflicto entre las familias.The divorce exacerbated the conflict between the families.
c. to make worse
La crisis financiera agudizó las desigualdades entre clases.The financial crisis made worse the inequalities between classes.
3. (to become more acute)
a. to get worse
El hambre se agudiza cada vez más en los países menos desarrollados.Hunger is getting worse and worse in less developed countries.
b. to worsen
Hacer ciertas posturas puede hacer que se agudice el dolor de espalda.Doing certain positions can worsen back pain.
c. to intensify
La tensión entre los trabajadores se agudizó tras los primeros despidos.The tension among the employees intensified after the first dismissals.
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agudizar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (sentido)
a. to make keener
2. (mente)
a. to sharpen
agudizar el ingenioto sharpen one's wits
3. (problema, crisis)
a. to exacerbate, to make worse
el frío agudizó el dolorthe cold made the pain worse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (problema, crisis)
a. to get worse
5. (ingenio)
a. to get sharper
agudizar
transitive verb
[+los sentidos, la mente] to sharpen; make more acute; [+crisis] to aggravate;
pronominal verb
agudizarse [+los sentidos, la mente] to sharpen; (empeorarse) worsen
el problema se agudiza the problem is becoming more acute; la competencia se agudiza competition is intensifying
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