[em-bit-er] /ɛmˈbɪt ər/

verb (used with object)
to make ; cause to feel bitterness:
Failure has embittered him.
to make or more in taste.
verb (transitive)
to make (a person) resentful or bitter
to aggravate (an already hostile feeling, difficult situation, etc)

c.1600, from em- + bitter. Now rare in its literal sense; figurative meaning first attested 1630s. Related: Embittered.


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