Definition of 'acrid'

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The air is acrid with smoke from burning plastics and chemicals. Times, Sunday Times (2014)More acrid smoke and concrete dust filled the room. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But on the summit basin it can seem as if the acrid smoke faded away only yesterday. Richard Fortey THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)The earth can be detected by its acrid smell. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It rocked the wings and made an acrid smell. Len Deighton BomberThe cattle leave them alone because of their acrid taste. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The air was acrid with smoke from buildings that had been set alight during the fighting hours earlier. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Cannabis smoke is far more acrid than tobacco and causes more damage to the lining of the airways. Times, Sunday Times (2009)An acrid odour caught his attention. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The first sign was the faint, acrid waft of smoke. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Breathing hard now, the smell of powder drifting strong and acrid into his nostrils. Iain Gale Man of Honour (2007)You're pressing the fat out of the burger and then getting it back as very acrid smoke. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The acrid smoke, the heat of the air and the screams of the injured assailed my senses. Times, Sunday Times (2006)I could smell the acrid scent of gunpowder. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I took a swallow of the whiskey and the acrid taste of it made me choke. Sidney Sheldon The Other Side of MeHe is soon on his way though, with his fellow passengers coughing through the acrid smoke polluting the cabin. Times, Sunday Times (2015)As he made his way to the bridge through dark clouds of acrid smoke, a second torpedo struck the ship. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It stinks of acrid smoke. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The searing heat and dense, acrid smoke inside a burning building make it almost impossible for firefighters to see what is around them. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There was thick, dark, acrid smoke. The Sun (2013)He's hiding behind huge sunglasses, a baseball cap and a cloud of acrid smoke. Times, Sunday Times (2013)For three hours a mysterious cloud of acrid smoke hovered over some of London's busiest streets. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Other demonstrators, passers-by and tourists rubbed their eyes and coughed as the acrid mix of smoke and teargas engulfed the area. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Seen by day and by night, they read like the pit of hell shot with flashes of fire and filled with smouldering, acrid smoke. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)

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