ACRIMONY, Asperity or Sharpness, expresses a Quality in Bodies, by which they corrode, destroy, or dissolve others. See CORROSION, etc.Salts are only caustic in virtue of their Acrimony. See SALT, CAUSTIC, etc. The Acrimony of the Bile is supposed to be the cause of various disorders. See BILE—A Catarrh is a Defluxion of acrimonious Humour. See CATARRH, DEFLUXION, RHEUM, etc.