embitter

[em-bit-er]
verb (used with object)
1.
to make bitter; cause to feel bitterness: Failure has embittered him.
2.
to make bitter or more bitter in taste.
Also, imbitter.


Origin:
1595–1605; em-1 + bitter

embitterer, noun
embitterment, noun
unembittered, adjective


1. sour, rankle, envenom.
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embitter (ɪmˈbɪtə)
 
vb
1.  to make (a person) resentful or bitter
2.  to aggravate (an already hostile feeling, difficult situation, etc)
 
em'bittered
 
adj
 
em'bitterer
 
n
 
em'bitterment
 
n

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Word Origin & History

embitter
c.1600, from en- + bitter (q.v.). Now rare in its literal sense; figurative meaning first attested 1630s.
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Example sentences
He never recovered from the humiliation and died embittered years later.
Some locals have become embittered against environmentalists.
She was isolated for much of the time, growing embittered and maybe a little
  crazy, too.
For every post-doc who scatters out of the system embittered, there are plenty
  of more talented graduate students being produced.
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