Examples of acrid in a Sentence
Thick, acrid smoke rose from the factory.
there have been acrid relations between the two families ever since they fought over that strip of land
Recent Examples of acrid from the Web
Southern California woke to the acrid smell of smoke and ash Thursday morning as additional wildfires broke out along the edges of the Los Angeles Basin and Orange County coastline.
Acrid smoke could be smelled more than a mile away.
Mark Kelly, Giffords' husband, told CNN's Jake Tapper on Wednesday that acrid political rhetoric had consequences but change was not impossible.
Huge chunks of the aluminium composite material (ACM) blistered and peeled off the tower during Wednesday’s inferno, showering survivors and rescue workers in acrid ash that covered a radius of several blocks.
Acrid and nauseating, the chlorine scent always overcame the delicious smells of whatever had been cooked that night.
Traffic was snarled, and whiffs of acrid air stung the eyes.
Men melt the metal over open fires to make ingots, sending acrid smoke into the air.
Last year in Indonesia, for instance, fires set to clear the land for oil palm and pulp and paper plantations produced an acrid haze that enveloped Southeast Asia, and a surge in greenhouse gas emissions.
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Did You Know?
Acrid exactly fits the smoke from a fire—a burning building or forest, for example. Dense smog may cast an acrid pall over a city, making throats burn and eyes sting. But, like acid and acerbic, acrid sometimes also describes nonphysical things, such as the remarks of a bitter person.
Synonym Discussion of acrid
ACRID Defined for Kids
Definition of acrid for Students
1 : sharp or bitter in taste or odor
2 : very harsh or unpleasant an acrid manner
Medical Definition of acrid
: irritatingly sharp and harsh or unpleasantly pungent in taste or odor
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