Definition:  to cause irritation or annoyance to – Merriam- Webster dictionary.

Origin of exasperate: Latin exasperatus, past participle of exasperare, from ex- + asper rough — more at asperity

Example:  No matter where you are, your siblings always exasperate you.

The word was encountered through a book called I heard the owl call my name By: Margaret Craven

The author was saying how much a man named Caleb that came out of retirement exasperate him because of his diesel launch. I understand this word because exasperate means to annoy and diesel launches are annoying because of the smoke and pollution they produce.

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