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〔 ˋkɒstIk 〕


〔 ˊkɒːstik 〕

Overview of noun caustic

The noun caustic has 1 sense

  • caustic -- (any chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue)

Overview of adj caustic

The adj caustic has 2 senses

  • acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, bitter, blistering, caustic, sulfurous, sulphurous, virulent, vitriolic -- (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 -- (of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action)