Definition of 'caustic'
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The name change was swiftly greeted with a string of caustic comments online. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Its other saving grace is its caustic sense of humour. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)They found it contained a lethal caustic chemical found in a brand of household oven cleaner. The Sun (2010)Three bottles were filled with paraffin and the others with caustic soda. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It combines erudition and caustic humour and keeps up a cracking pace. Times, Sunday Times (2012)At the same time he was a caustic critic of anything he thought sloppy or ill-prepared. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Henry was in good humour, and brought out his dry caustic wit admirably. North and South (1855)It wasn't long before the caustic comments began. Times, Sunday Times (2010)His caustic comments make wonderful copy, of course. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But over ten years, audiences have become less able to accept her caustic humour. The Sun (2010)Doctors feared she would die from horrific injuries caused by the 98 per cent strength caustic soda. The Sun (2008)He left his home with six bottles in his rucksack filled with paraffin, caustic soda and nails. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The result is a book that is as addictive as it is surreal, and dripping with caustic humour. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The workman's son who speaks four languages acknowledges that his caustic wit and plain speaking are not always understood. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is also a caustic commentary on the American Dream of success at all costs. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Experts suggest that the burns experienced by villagers are most likely to be caused by caustic soda, which is frequently used in the production process. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A mother who faked an acid attack by pouring caustic soda on her face has been given a two-year suspended sentence. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Used Occasionally. caustic is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'caustic'
British English: caustic ADJECTIVE
Caustic chemical substances are very powerful and can dissolve other substances.
...caustic cleaning agents.
Definition of caustic from the Collins English Dictionary
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