acerbate

verb ac·er·bate \ ˈa-sər-ˌbāt \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of acerbate

acerbated; acerbating
transitive verb

Origin and Etymology of 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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