acerbate

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈa.sə.beɪt/
  • (US) IPA: /ˈæ.səɹˌbeɪt/

Verb[change]

Plain form
acerbate

Third-person singular
acerbates

Past tense
acerbated

Past participle
acerbated

Present participle
acerbating

  1. (transitive) If you acerbate something, you make it taste sour.
    Adding a lemon into the pie acerbated it.

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