What is the opposite of easing?

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Noun
Opposite of the act of abating, or the state of being abated
Noun
Opposite of the action of making something less extreme, intense, or violent
Noun
Opposite of easing of intensity of the symptoms of a disease
Noun
Opposite of the action or process of appeasing
Noun
Opposite of the alleviation of pain, discomfort, or distress
“I suddenly develop an acute exacerbation of pain and then collapse onto the floor.”
Noun
Opposite of the act or condition of increasing in speed or rate
Noun
Opposite of the loss of tension in a part of the body, especially in a muscle when it ceases to contract
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to make more bearable
“Working in Carnaby Street would exacerbate my ire because it attracts all sorts of feckless tourists.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to reduce in intensity
“There is no cure for a food allergy and, once your body reacts, you will intensify the reaction each time you ingest the nasty substance.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to free from anxiety or worry
“There might still be consequences and she didn't want anything to happen that would stress her grandmother.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to become less serious or severe
“Sysco stood there with both of his hands in tight fists, and his teeth clenched as anger started to escalate inside of him.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to facilitate or reduce the difficulty of
“It makes sense because you the immortal being are good and you will hinder your own growth when doing harm.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to move (something or oneself) slowly and carefully
“The second wall of rock doesn't quite meet the one I have been sliding along, so I force myself into the narrowing gap, totally sightless.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to loosen or slacken the tension of
“Various methods were tried in the early days to tauten and strengthen the fabric.”
Adjective
Opposite of serving to alleviate a person's feelings of grief or distress
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