What is the opposite of dulcify?

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Opposite of to sweeten the taste of
To give pain, affliction, or vexation to
“As it is, literally having to watch paint dry starts to sorely try the patience.”
To cause pain or anguish to
“I hope it happens soon because the suspense will kill me otherwise.”
(colloquial, archaic) To cause to become angry
To engage in a war or battle
“We can expect the insurgents to fight to the death.”
To cause to be anxious or worried
“Do not concern yourself with this matter as it is not as grave as you perceive it to be.”
(rise to) To react with annoyance or anger
“He had neither the time nor the inclination to rise to the provocations from his detractors.”
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