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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of acerbate.

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Examples

  • Dismal stock markets have led to a significant drop in fund-raising by Indian firms and global headwinds have further acerbated the situation.

    Dark Days Ahead for Bankers

  • His childishness is acerbated by Watson's impending nuptials to Mary Morstan Kelly Reilly, an act that threatens to take away Holmes's favorite toy.

    Sherlock Holmes

  • This tendency caused suspicion and distrust amongst the media and White House staff and acerbated an already shaky start for the new president.

    Right Wingers Organizing To Attack Hillary

  • His childishness is acerbated by Watson's impending nuptials to Mary Morstan Kelly Reilly, an act that threatens to take away Holmes's favorite toy.

    Archive 2009-12-01

  • Apple's iPod has largely been responsible for the problems now faced by Sirius and XM -- problems which have been acerbated by the irresponsible over-spending on programming by Sirius's CEO Karmazin, who should not be bailed out by the FCC by allowing the merger.

    Charles Warner: My Hyperbole Was Wrong

  • Apple's iPod has largely been responsible for the problems now faced by Sirius and XM -- problems which have been acerbated by the irresponsible over-spending on programming by Sirius's CEO Karmazin, who should not be bailed out by the FCC in allowing the merger.

    My Hyperbole Was Wrong - TheCharlieWarnerReport

  • (All acerbated, of course, by the fact that I basically have only one more day in Madrid, since I am leaving so early in the morning on Thursday I probably won't even bother trying to go to bed ...)

    Breakfast in Bed

  • The whole story angered de Lescure, whose temper was acerbated by his own inactivity and suffering, and whose common sense could not endure the seeming folly of putting confidence in so mysterious a warrior.

    La Vend�e

  • Nantes and Angers, in Saumur, Thouars, and other towns in which the presence of Republican forces commanded the adhesion of the inhabitants this event was commemorated by illuminations, but this very show of joy at so cruel a murder, more than the murder itself, acerbated the feelings both of the gentry and the peasants.

    La Vend�e

  • This division of time allowed me to produce over ten pages of an ordinary novel volume a day, and if kept up through ten months, would have given as its results three novels of three volumes each in the year; — the precise amount which so greatly acerbated the publisher in

    An Autobiography

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