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I don't have a caustic sense of humor. What I find funny, that humor comes from a much gentler place.
Vera Farmiga

Meaning of "caustic" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CAUSTIC

From Latin causticus, from Greek kaustikos, from kaiein to burn.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CAUSTIC

caustic  [ˈkɔːstɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CAUSTIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Caustic can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES CAUSTIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of caustic in the English dictionary

The first definition of caustic in the dictionary is capable of burning or corroding by chemical action. Other definition of caustic is sarcastic; cutting. Caustic is also of, relating to, or denoting light that is reflected or refracted by a curved surface.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CAUSTIC


acoustic
əˈkuːstɪk
anacoustic
ˌænəˈkuːstɪk
anapestic
ˌænəˈpiːstɪk
apneustic
æpˈnuːstɪk
apolaustic
ˌæpəˈlɔːstɪk
catacaustic
ˌkætəˈkɔːstɪk
diacaustic
ˌdaɪəˈkɔːstɪk
diacoustic
ˌdaɪəˈkuːstɪk
domestic
dəˈmɛstɪk
electroacoustic
ɪˌlɛktrəʊəˈkuːstɪk
empaestic
ɛmˈpiːstɪk
fantastic
fænˈtæstɪk
holocaustic
ˌhɒləˈkɔːstɪk
karstic
ˈkɑːstɪk
neustic
ˈnjuːstɪk
optoacoustic
ˌɒptəʊəˈkuːstɪk
plastic
ˈplæstɪk
psychoacoustic
ˌsaɪkəʊəˈkuːstɪk
stick
stɪk
theopneustic
ˌθɪəpˈnjuːstɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CAUSTIC

causative
causatively
causativeness
cause
cause list
causeless
causelessly
causelessness
causer
causerie
causeway
causey
caustic curve
caustic potash
caustic soda
caustic surface
caustical
caustically
causticity
causticness

WORDS THAT END LIKE CAUSTIC

anacrustic
bustic
characteristic
diagnostic
elastic
encaustic
enthusiastic
fustic
futuristic
holistic
logistic
lunar caustic
majestic
mystic
old fustic
optimistic
polycystic
realistic
rustic
statistic

Synonyms and antonyms of caustic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CAUSTIC»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «caustic» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of caustic

Translation of «caustic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CAUSTIC

Find out the translation of caustic to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of caustic from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «caustic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

腐蚀性的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cáustico
570 millions of speakers

English

caustic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कास्टिक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كاوية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

каустическая
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cáustico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শ্লেষাত্মক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

caustique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kaustik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ätzend
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

腐食性の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

부식성의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Caustic
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tiêu hình
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

காஸ்டிக்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दाहक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kostik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

caustico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

żrący
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

каустична
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

caustic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

καυστική
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

bytende
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kaustik
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kaustisk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of caustic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CAUSTIC»

The term «caustic» is quite widely used and occupies the 36.785 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CAUSTIC» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about caustic

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5 QUOTES WITH «CAUSTIC»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word caustic.
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Louie Anderson
I was kind of a Rickles comic to begin with. I was caustic, and I was abusive and mean to the audience.
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Hamish Bowles
My childhood memories seem to be wreathed in the twin and far from harmonious olfactory sensations of patchouli oil and caustic soda.
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Vera Farmiga
I don't have a caustic sense of humor. What I find funny, that humor comes from a much gentler place.
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David Karp
I'm very antischedule. Except for board meetings, I don't really schedule things or keep a calendar. I think appointments are caustic to creativity.
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Anthony Trollope
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.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CAUSTIC»

Discover the use of caustic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to caustic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Lunar Caustic
Lunar. Caustic. I. A man leaves a dockside tavern in the early morning, the smell of the sea in his nostrils, and a whisky bottle in his pocket, gliding over the cobbles lightly as a ship leaving harbour. Soon he is running into a storm and tacking ...
Malcolm Lowry, 2011
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Fats and Oils: Formulating and Processing for Applications, ...
Caustic Treatment • —The degummed or acid-conditioned crude oil is continuously mixed with a proportioned stream of dilute caustic soda solution and heated to break the emulsion. Selection of the caustic treatment is determined by the type ...
Richard D. O'Brien, 2008
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Gas Purification
The circulating caustic solution contains a dispersed Merox catalyst which promotes the conversion of mercaptans to disulfides at a relatively low temperature without promoting other reactions and does not affect the formation of mercaptides.
Arthur L Kohl, Richard Nielsen, 1997
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Advanced Maya Texturing and Lighting
321 Caustic Accuracy Sets the maximum number of caustic hits included in the caustic calculation of any given point in a scene. Higher values produce smoother caustics. Although the Caustic Accuracy slider has a default maximum of 100, ...
Lee Lanier, 2006
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Stress Corrosion Cracking of Duplex Stainless Steels in ...
Although research has been done to study the corrosion and electrochemical behavior of austenitic stainless steels in high pH caustic solutions [8]-[11], very few studies were aimed at understanding the role of alloying elements and ...
Ananya Bhattacharya, 2008
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Handbook of Industrial Toxicology and Hazardous Materials
Caustic soda solution (3) Diphenylmethanediisocyanate Ethyl acrylate (inhibited) (14) Styrene (inhibited) (14) Vinyl acetate (inhibited) (14) Ethyl acrylate (inhibited) (14) Styrene (inhibited) (14) Dimethylformamide (4) Isopropyl alcohol (6) ...
Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff, 1999
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Troubleshooting Process Operations
MASS-TRANSFER LIMITS The caustic circulating pump and mix valve work together to provide intimate contact between caustic and butylene. A large reduction in caustic circulation would increase the residual mercaptan content of the ...
Norman P. Lieberman, 1991
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On the painless extirpation of cancerous growths by ...
During my late attendance at the Middlesex Hospital I had an opportunity of seeing one of the cases, which, a few months before, had been under the caustic treatment at that institution. It was the thirtieth case related in the published report.
James Arnott (of Brighton.), 1858
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An essay on the application of the lunar caustic in the cure ...
The caustic was applied over and beyond the swelling. On the third day all tumefaction had subsided and there was no complaint whatever. I hoped that this case would have required no further attention or remedy. But my patient contrived  ...
John Higginbottom, 1826
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Acoustics of Layered Media II: Point Sources and Bounded Beams
The envelope of a ray family is called a caustic surface or simply a caustic. 6.1 Simple Caustics 6.1.1 Definition If we determine qs as a function of z and ZQ from (6.0.3) and substitute it into (6.0.2) we obtain the caustic equation r = rc(z,Z0).
Leonid M. Brekhovskikh, Oleg A. Godin, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CAUSTIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term caustic is used in the context of the following news items.
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Patricia Barber, Montreal Jazz Festival, review: 'prodigious'
Patricia Barber's sense of the bittersweet is almost certainly unrivalled, and her ironic, caustic way of winning over a gentle-mannered, ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Crossword solutions: Wednesday, July 8
Across: 1 Course, 4 Ticks, 8 Odour (Caustic soda), 9 Respond, 10 Epicure, 11 Edit, 12 Lap, 14 Snag, 15 Earn, 18 Elf, 21 Ogre, 23 Leisure, ... «The Dominion Post, Jul 15»
3
The Mob's IT Department
According to police records, the company was taking shipments of supposedly legitimate goods—towels and caustic soda from Pakistan, beans ... «Bloomberg, Jul 15»
4
Green Hell by Ken Bruen
... apart from the crowd; rarely has a hard-boiled detective brandished such a peculiarly Irish caustic wit, or used it so savagely on himself. «Paste Magazine, Jul 15»
5
Algiers: The Best of What's Next
As a rhythmic bedrock, with Mahan's agile bass grooves, there's a give and take between the caustic clasp of sequenced beats and more ... «Paste Magazine, Jul 15»
6
Lee Zeldin, House Freshman, Is Foreign-Affairs Firebrand
Just months after taking office, Representative Zeldin, 35, has seized a space as one of the Republican Party's most energetic — and caustic ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
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Must-hear NJ: Gyre unleashes seething progressive metal
Gyre's caustic, experimental sound is not exactly foot-tapping music. Its complex melodic structures and hairpin tempo turns are wonderfully ... «NJ.com, Jul 15»
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Intermission: Fun and games
... colleague, The Post's television critic, has a terrific, caustic look at what we're sacrificing for the site of famous people enjoying themselves. «Washington Post, Jul 15»
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Hannibal Buress on His New Show, Justin Bieber and Hawaiian Shirts
A video of Mr. Burress's caustic bit about Mr. Cosby, which went viral last fall, is credited with sparking renewed outrage over a string of sexual ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
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Sensing ambush, Sheriff Gusman rebuffs New Orleans lawmakers …
The topic, a contentious one: His ongoing and caustic feud with Mayor Mitch Landrieu and city lawmakers over the size of the new city jail. «NOLA.com, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Caustic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/caustic>. Jun 2020 ».
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