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embitter

[ em-bit-er ]
/ ɛmˈbɪt ər /
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verb (used with object)
to make bitter; cause to feel bitterness: Failure has embittered him.
to make bitter or more bitter in taste.
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Also imbitter.

Origin of embitter

First recorded in 1595–1605; em-1 + bitter

OTHER WORDS FROM embitter

em·bit·ter·er, nounem·bit·ter·ment, nounun·em·bit·tered, adjective
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How to use embitter in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for embitter

embitter
/ (ɪmˈbɪtə) /

verb (tr)
to make (a person) resentful or bitter
to aggravate (an already hostile feeling, difficult situation, etc)

Derived forms of embitter

embittered, adjectiveembitterer, nounembitterment, noun
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