HyperDic: caustic

English > 3 senses of the word caustic:
NOUNsubstancecausticany chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue
ADJECTIVEallcaustic, acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, bitter, blistering, sulfurous, sulphurous, virulent, vitriolicharsh or corrosive in tone
allcaustic, corrosive, erosive, vitriolic, mordantof a substance, especially a strong acid
caustic > pronunciation
Soundskaa'stihk; kao'stihk
Rhymesacademic ... Zurich: 733 rhymes with ihk...
English > caustic: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningharsh or corrosive in tone.
Example "caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics"
Synonymsacerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, bitter, blistering, sulfurous, sulphurous, virulent, vitriolic
BroaderunpleasantDisagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings
Spanishabrasador, ácido, acre, amargo, áspero, cáustico, mordaz, virulento, vitriólico
Catalanabrasador, àcid, acre, amarg, aspre, càustic, corrossiu, virulent
Adverbscausticallyin a caustic vitriolic manner
English > caustic: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningOf a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action.
Synonymscorrosive, erosive, vitriolic, mordant
BroaderdestructiveCausing destruction or much damage / damage
Spanishcáustico, corrosivo, erosivo
Catalancàustic, corrosiu
Nounscausticany chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue
English > caustic: 3 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningAny chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue.
NarrowerlyeA strong solution of sodium or potassium hydroxide
silver nitrateA nitrate used in making photographic emulsions
Broadercompound, chemical compound(chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
Spanishcáustico, producto cáustico
Catalanproducte càustic
Adjectivescausticof a substance, especially a strong acid

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