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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Any chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue adj. - Of a substance, especially a strong acid; Harsh or corrosive in tone.

Usage examples (32)
  • 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.
  • Vitriol is what we call a caustic-a liquid that burns.
  • Breathing in caustic products may cause irritation of the nose, throat, airways, and stomach.
  • Both quick lime and hydrated lime are known as caustic lime. for more
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