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ac·er·bate

acerbate

 
pronunciation:
ae sr beIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, adjective
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: acerbates, acerbating, acerbated
definition 1: to give a sour or bitter taste to.
similar words:
embitter
definition 2: to aggravate or annoy.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: made bitter or sour.