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Synonyms for acerbate

cause to be bitter or resentful

make sour or bitter

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The simplicity of the resulting scheme obscured then, and acerbates now, more complex cultural, linguistic, and topographical realities on the ground.
This build up of mineral N after summer rainfall events acerbates the asynchrony in supply and demand for mineral N, which is an underlying cause of N loss in many arable soils in southern Australia (Fillery 2001).
In censoring the scene, Hollywood acerbates the confusion between good and evil (as it makes the film pull its punch with the tacked-on ending) just as the relentless censorship of Franco's regime simplified those categories in history and society.
This practice results in poor protein digestibility, diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal distresses and further acerbates protein digestibility as the liquid portion may contain high levels of polyphenolic compounds (tannins) extracted from the seed coats of colored beans during cooking (Aykroyd and Doughy, 1982; Lyimo et al.