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What is the opposite of alleviation?

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Opposite of an easing of intensity or severity
Opposite of the action of making something less extreme, intense, or violent
Opposite of comfort or consolation in a time of great distress or sadness
Opposite of the action of reducing the severity, seriousness, or painfulness of something
Opposite of a drug or other preparation for the treatment or prevention of disease
“The legislature enacted a law making it a misdemeanor for anyone to use a poison to kill fish from lakes, ponds, or waterways in Arkansas.”
Opposite of the comfort received by a person after a loss or disappointment
Opposite of the removal of stress or discomfort
“I always felt guilty for burdening him with my past, and he didn't need any more stress in his life.”
Opposite of the action or process of appeasing, conciliating, or preserving the peace
Opposite of a cancellation or postponement of a punishment
Opposite of the action or process of releasing or being released
“Under our system of criminal law, a person accused of a crime must bear the consequences of arrest and incarceration until trial.”
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