Ac"rid (#), a. [L. acer sharp; prob. assimilated in form to acid. See Eager.]

1.

Sharp and harsh, or bitter and not, to the taste; pungent; as, acrid salts.

2.

Causing heat and irritation; corrosive; as, acrid secretions.

3.

Caustic; bitter; bitterly irritating; as, acrid temper, mind, writing.

Acrid poison, a poison which irritates, corrodes, or burns the parts to which it is applied.

 

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