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embitter

em·bit·ter

embitter

 
 
pronunciation:
ihm bI tr
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: embittered, embittering, embitters
definition 1: to make bitter the feelings or attitude of (someone).
His father's harsh punishments served only to embitter him.
synonyms:
envenom, exacerbate, gall, sour
similar words:
annoy, irritate, rankle
definition 2: to make the flavor of (something) bitter or bitterer.
synonyms:
acerbate
derivation: embitterment (n.)