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Dictionary entry overview: What does acerbate mean?
• ACERBATE (verb)
The verb ACERBATE has 2 senses:
1. cause to be bitter or resentful
2. make sour or bitter
Familiarity information: ACERBATE used as a verb is rare.
Dictionary entry details
|Sense 1||acerbate [BACK TO TOP]|
Cause to be bitter or resentful
Verbs of feeling
These injustices embittered her even more
resent (feel bitter or indignant about)
Something ----s somebody
|Sense 2||acerbate [BACK TO TOP]|
Make sour or bitter
Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
Hypernyms (to "acerbate" is one way to...):
Something ----s something
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