acerbate

[v. as-er-beyt; adj. uh-sur-bit]
verb (used with object), acerbated, acerbating.
1.
to make sour or bitter.
2.
to exasperate.
adjective

Origin:
1725–35; < Latin acerbātus, past participle of acerbāre to make bitter. See acerbic, -ate1

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acerbate (ˈæsəˌbeɪt)
 
vb
1.  to embitter or exasperate
2.  to make sour or bitter
 
[C18: from Latin acerbātus, past participle of acerbāre to make sour]

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