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Meaning of "acrid" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ACRID

From Latin ācer sharp, sour; probably formed on the model of acid.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ACRID

acrid  [ˈækrɪd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ACRID

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Acrid is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES ACRID MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of acrid in the English dictionary

The definition of acrid in the dictionary is unpleasantly pungent or sharp to the smell or taste. Other definition of acrid is sharp or caustic, esp in speech or nature.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ACRID


Alfred
ˈælfrɪd
arid
ˈærɪd
epacrid
ɪpˈækrɪd
forehead
ˈfɒrɪd
grid
ɡrɪd
hatred
ˈheɪtrɪd
horrid
ˈhɒrɪd
hurried
ˈhʌrɪd
hybrid
ˈhaɪbrɪd
Madrid
məˈdrɪd
married
ˈmærɪd
nonsacred
ˌnɒnˈseɪkrɪd
rid
rɪd
sacred
ˈseɪkrɪd
semisacred
ˌsemɪˈseɪkrɪd
subacrid
sʌbˈækrɪd
Tancred
ˈtæŋkrɪd
unmarried
ʌnˈmærɪd
varied
ˈvɛərɪd
worried
ˈwʌrɪd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ACRID

acre-inch
acreage
acred
acres
acridin
acridine
acridity
acridly
acridness
acriflavin
acriflavine
acriflavine hydrochloride
Acrilan
acrimonies
acrimonious
acrimoniously
acrimoniousness
acrimony
acritarch
acritical

WORDS THAT END LIKE ACRID

chlorid
control grid
dihybrid
florid
irid
jerid
lurid
marid
multigrid
murid
national grid
off-grid
off the grid
putrid
screen grid
semiarid
starting grid
the grid
torrid
Wilfrid

Synonyms and antonyms of acrid in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ACRID»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «acrid» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of acrid

Translation of «acrid» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ACRID

Find out the translation of acrid to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of acrid from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «acrid» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

acre
570 millions of speakers

English

acrid
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तीखा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

لاذع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

едкий
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

acre
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

টক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

âcre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Acrid
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

scharf
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

鼻を突く
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

매운
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Acrid
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chua cay
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உறைப்பான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चिवट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

buruk
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

acre
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

gryzący
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

їдкий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

acru
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

καυστική
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

skerp
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

bitter
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

etsende
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of acrid

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ACRID»

The term «acrid» is regularly used and occupies the 93.715 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ACRID» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about acrid

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ACRID»

Discover the use of acrid in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to acrid and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Report on the Effects of Acrid Poisons by Thomas Hodgkin, M.D
On the Effects of Acrid Poisons. By THOMAS Honexm, JLD. THE British Association for the Promotion of Science having requested Dr. Roupell and myself to prepare a description, accompanied with dclineations, of the effects of acrid poisons, ...
Thomas Hodgkin, 1836
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Chinese Nutrition Therapy: Dietetics in Traditional Chinese ...
Organ network Kidney Sweet–warm, sweet–hot, sweet–neutral, acrid–warm, acrid–hot (only briefly) Flavor/thermal nature Preparation methods Boiled, grilled, fried Meat Venison, poultry, lamb, goat, duck Fish Eel, shrimp, oysters, mussels ...
Joerg Kastner, 2011
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Nuclear Kool-Aid Acrid Test
CHAPTER. 17. Reverend. Reed's. Got. Bugs. Mom beamed as her delicate hands pranced on the piano keys. The Third Man Theme was her favorite piece and I'd missed Marie's recitals during her absence. I'd seen the Joseph Cotton and ...
Eric Clayton, 2009
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Tropical Root and Tuber Crops: Cassava, Sweet Potato, Yams ...
Aroids are acrid plants. Depending on variety, they may contain oxalic acid deposited in plant tissues as crystals of calcium oxalate (Englberger et al., 2003). These crystals also occur in many other botanical families. When in sufficient quantity ...
Vincent Lebot, 2009
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A Synopsis of lectures on medical science
Astringent and acrid, nut galls acid. Statice Carolinianum, root. — Powerfully artringent, slightly aromatic. Prunus serotina — choke cherry. — Powerfully astringent, slightly stimulating. Hamammelis Virginica, leaves and bark. — Aromatic and ...
Alva Curtis, 1858
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Works of the Cavendish Society: Gmelin, Leopold. Hand-book ...
This acrid principle is produced, according to Boutron & Fremy, by the action of emulsin on hydrosulphocyanate of sinapiue ; hut Simon and Babo &, Hirschbrunn could not perceive thnt any decomposition of hydrocyauate of sinapine was ...
Cavendish Society, London, 1860
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The Eclectic Medical Journal
or denominated as — Acrid, Aromatic, Balsamic, Bitter, Diffusible, Mucilaginous, Oleaginous, Saccharine, Saline, Volatile, etc., etc., according to their physical and chemical properties and composition. 2. Pharmaco-Dynamic Classification.
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Elements of Botany, Structural, Physiological, Systematical, ...
Very acrid, causing blisters and inflammation. 18. Thora. — Root very acrid. The juice used for envenoming weapons. 19. Sceleratus. — Acrid. Leaves used by beggars to produce ulcers. 20. Acris. — Very acrid. By carrying it in the hand it has ...
John Lindley, 1841
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The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of ...
The Roots of Asarum are Geniculate asaG risn-Dmaci firms very Acrid, Aromatic and Bitterish - 'tis called S lo Ya 13, jnd tafle for its similitude reserrible to it. The Antientsyatessls Sir um' and Vertue to Asarum as to Acoru: but more intense nd ...
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The Cyclopædia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, ...
ACRID, in Natural Hfflory, denotes any thing sharp or ting/ent to the taste. Ancient Naturalists distinguish two lzinds of acrid tastes ; the first proceeding from hot and dry, as that of pepper; the second from that of hot and moist, as that of garlic.
Abraham Rees, 1819

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ACRID»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term acrid is used in the context of the following news items.
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Moment: The perfect fit, Farrier is shoemaker for the equine crowd
Smoke rises, and an acrid smell akin to burning hair briefly fills the space as the shoe is fitted in place. The horse waits patiently, unfazed, ... «Chattanooga Times Free Press, Jul 15»
2
Health concerns come into play with ongoing scrap metal fire
The smell is pretty strong — very acrid and pungent — of rubber and fuel burning. Pacheco said the smoke from the ongoing fire hasn't reached ... «KHON2, Jul 15»
3
Air quality advisory issued for Metro Vancouver and other parts of BC
As residents in Metro Vancouver cringed at the smell of smoke and ash across the city, Kristy Waters was much closer to the acrid smell and a ... «Vancouver Sun, Jul 15»
4
Pollock: A Fourth of July lesson in cynicism
All it took was a match to unleash acrid smoke that today would violate every environmental law … while leaving behind what appeared to be a ... «Olean Times Herald, Jul 15»
5
Legalising factories beside houses not global standard
... affects people's health - e.g. metal cutting and grinding activities in the factories produce not only noise and other disturbances but also acrid, ... «Malaysiakini, Jul 15»
6
Bridging the past
... be an ongoing series of unexpected, expensive repairs caused mainly by the acrid smoke from locomotives eating away at the road deck. «The Carillon, Jul 15»
7
The truth that India doesn't want to see
Photo- Reuters. Wake up. Smell the coffee. It is bitter with the acrid dregs of failure. Half of India is trapped between hunger and semi-starvation. «DhakaTribune, Jul 15»
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Artists offer hope on how to be an ally in nation's racial rift
And the killings of black folks, the death of unarmed black men at the hands of police officers, carries the acrid tang of an undeclared war. «The Denver Post, Jul 15»
9
State ends harvesting of key food source for black bears
The acrid-tasting fruit, sometimes called a "swamp grape" because of its bluish-black hue when it ripens, contains an oil that has been used as ... «Orlando Sentinel, Jul 15»
10
Where the Fourth of July spirit lives on
That anger ebbed through a series of acrid battles with British forces that concluded with American victory on the field in 1781, and at the treaty ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Acrid [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/acrid>. Jun 2020 ».
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