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acerbate (verb), acerbates; acerbated; acerbating
1. To make sour or bitter: Harry's wife acerbated the salad dressing with strong vinegar.
2. To irritate, vex, or annoy: Sam was acerbating his wife when he complained about the excessive sourness of the salad dressing.
3. Expressing harsh or sharp criticism in a clever way: Some news critics were acerbating the so-called comic's TV show.
To sour or to embitter.
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To irritate or to upset someone.
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Word Entries at Get Words: “acerbate
To irritate, to embitter, to vex, or to annoy; to make something sour or bitter; expressing harsh or sharp criticism in a clever way. (2)