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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 previewA Dictionary of Etymology of the English Language, and of English Synonymes and Paronymes (1866)

by John Oswald

acerbate, v. exacerbate, v. exacerba'tion, n. acer'bity, n. Acerv-us ...

Google previewThe Highly Selective Dictionary for the Extraordinarily Literate (2009)

by Eugene Ehrlich

While the madding crowd gets mad with exhausted epithets such as“You rotten pig”and “You dirtybum,”youcan acerbate, deprecate, derogate, and excoriate your nemesis with abattalion of laserprecisepejoratives. You can brand him or hera ...

Google previewWebster's Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language (1859)

Critically Revised, and Adapted to the Present State of English Literature. With Dissertations on Pronunciation, Accent, and Othography, Etc. 21st Thousand by P. Austin Nuttall

Acerbate. Aggregative. Ancillary. Aurist.

Google previewAcrostic Dictionary (1884)

Containing More Than Thirty Thousand Words with the Initials and Finals Alphabetically Arranged by Philippa M. Pearson

Abrogate Accurse Aspirated Abidance Accusable Assembled Abide Accusative Assessed Abjudicate Accuse Associated Abjure Ace Assured Ablative Acerate Asteroid Ablaze Acerbate Astound Able Acervate Attached Abrogable AOGÈOSO ...

Google previewSimon & Schuster Super Crossword Puzzle Dictionary And Reference Book (1999)

by Seth Godin, Lark Productions LLC, Seth Godin Productions

swallowed enveloping: 9 enclosing, enclosure, inclo- sure, shrouding; 11 envelopment envenom: 4 rile; 6 enrage, madden, poison; 7 incense, inflame; 8 acerbate, embitter, irritate; 9 infuriate; 10 exasperate, set against envenomed: б bitter ...

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

pillage, plague, plunder, raid, ravage, sack, steal, tease, torment, worry harsh: acerb, acerbate, acrid, acrimonious, astringent, austere, bitter, brazen, brute, caustic, clashing, coarse, crude, cruel, curt, discordant, dissonant, district, drastic, fell, ...

Google previewThe Reporter's Dictionary (1864)

Based on Phonography by Alexis E. Marshall

R Accusative, ш, и: Ассщшш, ks, t, m Acerbate, b', ...

Google previewThe National Standard Dictionary (1883)

A Pronouncing Lexicon of the English Language

ACERBATE, a-serb'-ate, v.a.. to make bitter or sour. ACERBITY, -e-te, s.,a rough sour taste : bitterness. ACEROSE, as'-er-ose, a., ...

Google previewA new universal etymological technological, and pronouncing dictionary of the English language (1848)

by John Craig (F.G.S.)

Acerbate, avser'cate, v. a. To make sonr. Acerbitt, a-serTje-te, ». (a&rbUas, Lat.) A rongh •oar taste ; sharpness of temper ; severity. Aceric, a-serlk, a. Pertaining to the maple. Actric add, an acid which exists in the juice of the maple tree, Acer ...

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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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