Definition of embitter verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

embitter

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɪmˈbɪtə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈbɪtər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they embitter
BrE BrE//ɪmˈbɪtə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈbɪtər//
 
he / she / it embitters
BrE BrE//ɪmˈbɪtəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈbɪtərz//
 
past simple embittered
BrE BrE//ɪmˈbɪtəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈbɪtərd//
 
past participle embittered
BrE BrE//ɪmˈbɪtəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈbɪtərd//
 
-ing form embittering
BrE BrE//ɪmˈbɪtərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈbɪtərɪŋ//
 
Disappointment, Anger
 
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embitter somebody to make somebody feel angry or disappointed about something over a long period of time Years of caring for her ageing parents had embittered her. They were becoming deeply embittered by the government’s lack of concern. What had embittered them most of all was their exclusion from the judicial process. See related entries: Disappointment, Anger
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