Imbitter
Imbitter Im*bit"ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Imbittered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Imbittering}.] [Pref. im- in + bitter. Cf. {Embitter}.] [Written also {embitter}.] To make bitter; hence, to make distressing or more distressing; to make sad, morose, sour, or malignant. [1913 Webster]

Is there anything that more imbitters the enjoyment of this life than shame? --South. [1913 Webster]

Imbittered against each other by former contests. --Bancroft. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • imbitter — [im bit′ər] vt. var. of EMBITTER …   English World dictionary

  • imbitter — variant of embitter * * * imbitterer, n. imbitterment, n. /im bit euhr/, v.t. embitter. * * * imbind, imbitter, imblaze see embind, etc …   Useful english dictionary

  • imbitter — archaic variant of embitter …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • imbitter — imbitterer, n. imbitterment, n. /im bit euhr/, v.t. embitter. * * * …   Universalium

  • imbitter — v. a. [Written preferably Embitter.] 1. Make bitter. 2. Make unhappy or grievous. 3. Exasperate, madden, enrage, anger …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • embitter — Imbitter Im*bit ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Imbittered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Imbittering}.] [Pref. im in + bitter. Cf. {Embitter}.] [Written also {embitter}.] To make bitter; hence, to make distressing or more distressing; to make sad, morose, sour,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Imbittered — Imbitter Im*bit ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Imbittered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Imbittering}.] [Pref. im in + bitter. Cf. {Embitter}.] [Written also {embitter}.] To make bitter; hence, to make distressing or more distressing; to make sad, morose, sour,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Imbittering — Imbitter Im*bit ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Imbittered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Imbittering}.] [Pref. im in + bitter. Cf. {Embitter}.] [Written also {embitter}.] To make bitter; hence, to make distressing or more distressing; to make sad, morose, sour,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Acerbate — A*cerb ate, v. t. [L. acerbatus, p. p. of acerbare, fr. acerbus.] To sour; to imbitter; to irritate. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Acidified — Acidify A*cid i*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Acidified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Acidifying}.] [L. acidus sour, acid + fy: cf. F. acidifier.] 1. To make acid; to convert into an acid; as, to acidify sugar. [1913 Webster] 2. To sour; to imbitter. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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