Definition of acerbation in English:

acerbation

noun

  • Embitterment; a feeling of bitterness.

Origin

Late 17th century (in an earlier sense). From post-classical Latin acerbation-, acerbatio embitterment, aggravation (3rd cent.) from classical Latin acerbāt-, past participial stem of acerbāre + -iō -ion.

Pronunciation:

acerbation

/ˌasəˈbeɪʃn/