aggravated,adj.1. (Of a crime) made worse or more serious by circumstances such as violence,
the presence of a deadly weapon, or the intent to commit another crime <aggravated robbery>. Cf.
SIMPLE(1).2. (Of a tort) made worse or more serious by circumstances such as intention to cause
harm or reckless disregard for another’s safety <the defendant’s negligence was aggravated by
malice>. [Cases: Negligence 272–276. C.J.S. Negligence §§ 88–113.] 3. (Of an injury) harmful
to a part of the body previously injured or debilitated <an aggravated bone fracture>. See
AGGRAVATION RULE. [Cases: Damages 58. C.J.S. Damages § 165.] [Blacks Law 8th]