ăcerbo, āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. [acerbus] (vox Vergil.).

I. To make harsh or bitter, to embitter; lit. and trop. (very rare): gaudia, Stat. Th. 12, 75: mortem, Val. Fl. 6, 655.
Hence in an extended sense,
II. To augment or aggravate any thing disagreeable (cf. acuo): formidine crimen acerbat, Verg. A. 11, 407: nefas Eteoclis, Stat. Th. 3, 214.


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