Verb acerbate Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


acerbate (third-person singular simple present acerbates, present participle acerbating, simple past and past participle acerbated)

  1. (transitive) To exasperate; to irritate.
  2. (transitive) To make bitter or sour.

More definition: make sour or bitter. exasperate.


1. to embitter or exasperate

2. to make sour or bitter Word OriginC18, from Latin acerbātus, past participle of acerbāre to make sourCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source

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