acerbate

verb
ac·​er·​bate | \ ˈa-sər-ˌbāt How to pronounce acerbate (audio) \
acerbated; acerbating

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Airlines say the current rule is acerbating a pilot shortage that has caused some regional carriers to cancel flights. Washington Post, "Industry panel recommends roll back of aviation safety rules," 14 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of acerbate

1657, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acerbate

borrowed from Latin acerbātus, past participle of acerbāre "to make bitter or disagreeable, worsen, aggravate," verbal derivative of acerbus "sour, bitter, grievous" — more at acerb

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