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ac·rid

(ak'rid),
Sharp, pungent, biting, or irritating.
[L. acer (acr-), pungent]

acrid

[ak′rid]
Etymology: L, acris, sharp
sharp or pungent, bitter and unpleasant to the smell or taste.

ac·rid

(ak'rid)
Sharp, pungent, biting, or irritating.
[L. acer (acr-), pungent]

acrid,

adj bitter, harsh, and persistently unpleasant in taste or smell.

ac·rid

(ak'rid)
Sharp, pungent, biting, or irritating.
[L. acer (acr-), pungent]
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The boiling time will vary, depending on the degree of acridity and size of your shoot slices.
We sat beside human gas factories, like Boabie Pee-the-breeks and his companion in acridity, Ian the school champion breaker of wind.
The source also reports that "drying for any length of time dissipates both the odor and acridity, and heat applied rapidly removes all its active properties.
With her hands lying on her lap, sitting erect, she screamed, tasting the gritty acridity of his fingers while the car slewed squealing in the gravel, feeling her secret blood" (p.