caustic ADJECTIVE 1) able to burn or corrode organic tissue by chemical action. 2) scathingly sarcastic.
NOUN a caustic substance.
DERIVATIVES caustically adverb.
ORIGIN Greek kaustikos, from kaustos 'combustible' .

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