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Definition of the adjective acerbate

What does acerbate mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. [rare] Embittered; having a sour disposition or nature.

Definition of the verb acerbate

What does acerbate mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: acerbated | acerbating | acerbates

  1. cause to be bitter or resentful
  2. make sour or bitter
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different

Alternative definition of the verb acerbate


  1. To exasperate; to irritate.
  2. To make bitter or sour.

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Google previewWritten in Stone: A Journey Through the Stone Age and the Origins of Modern Language (2015)

by Christopher Stevens

Acerbate means to make something sour, ...

Google previewThe Dimwit's Dictionary (2006)

More Than 5,000 Overused Words and Phrases and Alternatives to Them by Robert Hartwell Fiske, Joseph Epstein

acerbate ...

Google previewDictionary of Hard Words (1910)

by Robert Morris Pierce

acerbate adj. (embitterd, severe) a'ss:z- bet, ...

Google previewJohnson's Dictionary (1836)

by Samuel Johnson, John Walker

Acerbate, a-seV-bate. v. a, to make bitter or sour. Acerbity, a-seV-be-te> *. a sour taste; severity of temper. Acervate, a-seV-vate. v. a. to heap together. Acervation, as-er-va'-shdn. *. the act of heaping together. [acidity. Acescent, a-seV-sent. a.

Google previewA Dictionary of Entomology (2011)

ACERBATE Trans. Verb. (Latin, acerbare > acerbat- = to make harsh < acerbus ...

Google previewTruespel Book Two: Phonetic Dictionary of USA English (2006)

by Thomas E. Zurinskas

apparatus ~apurrishin - apparition ~apusttaalik - apostolic ~aputhhee - apathy ~aputthhetik - apathetic ~archwae - archway ~Arqee'aas - Arias ~Arqeeyaas - Arias ~artisin - artisan ~artlis - artless ~as - ass ~asae - assay ~aserbaet - acerbate ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Human Rights (2014)

by Jacques Fomerand

acerbate situations of armed conflict. 30 June: UN-SC reaffirms that acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable and adopts revised rules of the listing process of individuals and entities suspected of terrorism. 12 July: Russian and Chinese ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Contemporary American Social Issues [4 volumes] (2010)

by Michael Shally-Jensen

In short, sex-offender registries, rather than protecting society, could actually push an offender closer toward recidivism, because they hamper reentry into society and ex- acerbate the very issues that may have led to the original sex offense ...

Google previewDictionary of English Spelling (2005)

by Martin H. Manser

expert acerbate to make bitter acerbating acerbity bitterness acerbities acetate ...

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of the English Language (2007)

by John Oswald

Acerbate, accrlnty. Acerbui. Acervate. Accrzms. Acescent, nectous, acetose. Ache. Aclms. Acid, acidulte, ucitlulate. Acknowledge. Ac; MOSCOAcme. Acme. Acoustics. Acoua. Acqucst.

Google previewThe New Spelling Dictionary ... Revised, Corrected, and Enlarged Throughout. To which is Now Added, a Catalogue of Words of Similar Sounds, But of Different Spellings and Significations. By the Rev. W. Crakelt (1784)

by John ENTICK, William CRAKELT

wanting a head, poor, weak Acerb, a, bitter, sharp, tour, ievere Acerbate, v.a. to make four or bitter ...

Google previewThe rhymers' lexicon (1971)

by Andrew Loring, George Saintsbury

courage demurrage discourage encourage herald seraph ' teraph herbal verbal suburban turban urban disturbance durbar acerbate perturbate berber curber disturber perturber superber curbest disturbest perturbest superbest sherbet ...

Google previewJohnson's Dictionary Improved by Todd (1828)

Abridged ... with the Addition of Walker's Pronunciation ... by Samuel Johnson

Acerbate, a-ser'-bate. ยป. o. to make bitter or Acerbity, a-ser'-be-te. s. a sour taste; severity of temper. Acervate, a-ser'-vate. r. a. to heap together. Acervation, as-er- vi'-shun. s. the act of heaping together. [acidity. Acescent, a-ses'-sent. a. tending ...

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Acerbate Meaning

Video shows what acerbate means. Embittered; having a sour disposition or nature.. acerbate pronunciation. How to pronounce, definition by Wiktionary ...

Scrabble value of A1C3E1R1B3A1T1E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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