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acerbate

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verb ac·er·bate \ˈa-sər-ˌbāt\

Definition of acerbate

acerbated

acerbating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  irritate, exasperate



Circa 1731

First Known Use of acerbate

circa 1731


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