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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Acrid \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. [1913 Webster] 2. Causing heat and irritation; corrosive; as, acrid secretions. [1913 Webster] 3. Caustic; bitter; bitterly irritating; as, acrid temper, mind, writing. [1913 Webster] Acrid poison, a poison which irritates, corrodes, or burns the parts to which it is applied. [1913 Webster] Acridity