from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To make bitter in flavor.
  • transitive v. To arouse bitter feelings in: was embittered by years of unrewarded labor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To cause to be bitter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To make bitter or sad. See imbitter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make bitter or more bitter.
  • To affect with biterness or unhappiness; make distressful or grievous: as, the sins of youth often embitter old age.
  • To render more violent or malignant; exasperate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. cause to be bitter or resentful


em- +‎ bitter (Wiktionary)



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