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Definition of Caustic


  1. Alt. of Caustical
  2. Any substance or means which, applied to animal or other organic tissue, burns, corrodes, or destroys it by chemical action; an escharotic.
  3. A caustic curve or caustic surface.

Caustic Quotations

There was once a caustic comment from someone suggesting I was breeding a new race. Fans from different countries have married, amazing things like that. I've been to some of the weddings. I went to one here the other day, a pagan ceremony.
Terry Pratchett

Play not with paradoxes. That caustic which you handle in order to scorch others may happen to sear your own fingers and make them dead to the quality of things.
George Eliot

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.
Anthony Trollope

My childhood memories seem to be wreathed in the twin and far from harmonious olfactory sensations of patchouli oil and caustic soda.
Hamish Bowles

Too caustic? To hell with the costs, we'll make the picture anyway.
Samuel Goldwyn
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Caustic Translations

caustic in Italian is nitido, erosivo
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