- acrel's ganglion,
- acridine orange,
- acridine yellow,
Origin of acrid
Examples from the Web for acrid
Unlike California, it was physical, ugly and acrid back then.
With 2014 as a congressional election year, the acrid scrums of 2013 will give way to the combat of the campaign.Want Hope in 2014? Forget Politics, Focus on Energy and Medicine|Lloyd Green|December 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Amidst much screeching of breaks and the acrid smell of burning rubber, Cameron executed a high speed u-turn.
They were hitting on all cylinders as they mined the acrid ore of Mamet's singular cynicism.
But he was far from conceiving the acrid nature of her feelings towards him.A Charming Fellow, Volume III (of 3)|Frances Eleanor Trollope
From the cabin of the Adventurer floated up the acrid smoke of Wink's revolver.The Adventure Club Afloat|Ralph Henry Barbour
Materially it is an acrid saliva, withering where it drops; in the way of fellowship it is a corpse-emanation.Beauchamp's Career, Complete|George Meredith
The leaves are acrid, and emit a pungent odour when handled.
The acrid Diuretics are perhaps the most powerful medicines in the order.The Action of Medicines in the System|Frederick William Headland
Word Origin for acrid
1712, formed irregularly from Latin acer (fem. acris) "sharp, pungent, bitter, eager, fierce," from PIE *akri- "sharp," from root *ak- "be sharp, rise (out) to a point, pierce" (cf. Oscan akrid (ablative singular) "sharply;" Greek akis "sharp point," akros "at the farthest point, highest, outermost," akantha "thorn," akme "summit, edge;" also oxys "sharp, bitter;" Sanskrit acri- "corner, edge," acani- "point of an arrow," asrih "edge;" Lithuanian ašmuo "sharpness," akstis "sharp stick;" Old Lithuanian aštras, Lithuanian aštrus "sharp;" Old Church Slavonic ostru, Russian óstryj "sharp;" Old Irish er "high;" Welsh ochr "edge, corner, border;" Old Norse eggja "goad;" Old English ecg "sword"). The -id suffix probably is in imitation of acid. Acrious (1670s) is a correct formation, but seldom seen.