verb em·bit·ter \im-ˈbi-tər\

: to cause bitter feelings in (someone)

Full Definition of EMBITTER

transitive verb
:  to excite bitter feelings in <embittered by divorce>
:  to make bitter
em·bit·ter·ment \-mənt\ noun

Examples of EMBITTER

  1. The soldier was embittered by the war.
  2. <the family refused to let their devastating collision with a drunk driver permanently embitter them>

First Known Use of EMBITTER

15th century


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