any chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue
acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, bitter, blistering, caustic, sulfurous, sulphurous, virulent, vitriolic(adj)
harsh or corrosive in tone
"an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose"; "a barrage of acid comments"; "her acrid remarks make her many enemies"; "bitter words"; "blistering criticism"; "caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics"; "a sulfurous denunciation"; "a vitriolic critique"
caustic, corrosive, erosive, vitriolic, mordant(adj)
of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action
Any substance or means which, applied to animal or other organic tissue, burns, corrodes, or destroys it by chemical action; an escharotic.
The envelope of reflected or refracted rays of light for a given surface or object.
The envelope of reflected or refracted rays for a given curve.
Capable of burning, corroding or destroying organic tissue
sharp, bitter, cutting, biting, sarcastic
Origin: From the Greek καυστός, via the Latin causticus.
alt. of Caustical
any substance or means which, applied to animal or other organic tissue, burns, corrodes, or destroys it by chemical action; an escharotic
a caustic curve or caustic surface
Origin: [L. causticum (sc. medicamentum). See Caustic, a.]
Caustic is an American industrial band based out of Madison, WI, created in 2002 by DJ Matt Fanale, who is the sole consistent member. The band's live lineup varies quite a bit, largely depending on the location of the show. Caustic's lyrics are typically humorous, while the music itself ranges between older styled industrial and more modern styled powernoise. Caustic has performed live at a number of international industrial music festivals, including the 2005 and 2006 Providence Industrial Festival and the 2006 Blacksun, Reverence, Indoctrination, and the UK's Infest Festival in 2007.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kaws′tik, adj. burning: (fig.) bitter, severe, cutting: (math.) noting an envelope of rays of light proceeding from a fixed point and reflected (catacaustic) or refracted (diacaustic) by a surface or a curve.—n. a substance that exerts a corroding or disintegrating action on the skin and flesh.—adv. Caus′tically.—n. Caustic′ity, quality of being caustic.—Caustic alkali (chem.), a name given to the hydrates of potassium and sodium, called caustic potash and caustic soda respectively; Caustic ammonia, ammonia as a gas, or in solution; Caustic lime, quicklime.—Common caustic, potash; Lunar caustic, nitrate of silver in sticks for surgical use. [L.,—Gr. kaustikos—kai-ein, kaus-ein, to burn.]
The numerical value of Caustic in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Caustic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I put out caustic and inflammatory tweets because I am trying to educate people.
The satirist who writes nothing but satire should write but little -- or it will seem that his satire springs rather from his own caustic nature than from the sins of the world in which he lives.
It is also the first electric vehicle with an entirely environmentally stable and inert battery chemistry, there are no heavy metals or caustic materials used in the manufacturing of the BYD iron-phosphate battery.
I can say nothing prepared me for the caustic nature of the Lansing mafia, the entirety of the state House and state government is controlled and manipulated for the political advantage and to the benefit of the establishment powers.
Who is your all time favorite television character and why? "Scrooge McDuck. A greedy, caustic duck who does what he wants and doesn't listen to anyone, followed around by three young nephews who are always getting into trouble? Clearly, the inspiration for House MD. Also, the guy freaking swam in money. Literally.
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- язвителен, хаплив, разяждащBulgarian
- càusticCatalan, Valencian
- žíravý, sžíravý, žíravinaCzech
- καυστικό, καυστικόςGreek
- ivallinen, pureva, syövyttäväFinnish
- loisgeachScottish Gaelic
- caustica, causticoItalian
- scherp, streng, bijtend, schamper, corrosiefDutch
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