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ex-acerbate

[ ig-zas-er-beyt, ek-sas- ]SEE DEFINITION OF ex-acerbate

Synonyms for ex-acerbate

  • agitate
  • arouse
  • disturb
  • embitter
  • enrage
  • exacerbate
  • fire up
  • foment
  • heat up
  • ignite
  • incense
  • infuriate
  • intensify
  • irritate
  • kindle
  • provoke
  • rile
  • roil
  • rouse
  • stimulate
  • worsen
  • annoy
  • burn
  • exasperate
  • excite
  • fan
  • fire
  • gall
  • get
  • grate
  • heat
  • increase
  • intoxicate
  • light
  • madden
  • vex
  • impassion
  • put out
  • steam up
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Antonyms for ex-acerbate

  • aid
  • appease
  • calm
  • comfort
  • delight
  • discourage
  • disenchant
  • extinguish
  • help
  • lull
  • make happy
  • pacify
  • please
  • quiet
  • soothe
  • stop
  • bore
  • cool
  • dull
  • lose
  • quench
  • alleviate
  • placate
  • tranquilize
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WORD ORIGIN

1650s, a back-formation from exacerbation or else from Latin exacerbatus, past participle of exacerbare (see exacerbation). Related: Exacerbated; exacerbating.