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Definition of Caustic
CausticCaustic Caus"tic, Caustical Caus"tic*al, a. [L. caustucs,
Ge. ?, fr. ? to burn. Cf. Calm, Ink.]
1. Capable of destroying the texture of anything or eating
away its substance by chemical action; burning; corrosive;
2. Severe; satirical; sharp; as, a caustic remark.
Caustic curve (Optics), a curve to which the ray of light,
reflected or refracted by another curve, are tangents, the
reflecting or refracting curve and the luminous point
being in one plane.
Caustic lime. See under Lime.
Caustic potash, Caustic soda (Chem.), the solid
hydroxides potash, KOH, and soda, NaOH, or solutions
of the same.
Caustic silver, nitrate of silver, lunar caustic.
Caustic surface (Optics), a surface to which rays reflected
or refracted by another surface are tangents. Caustic
curves and surfaces are called catacaustic when formed by
reflection, and diacaustic when formed by refraction.
Syn: Stinging; cutting; pungent; searching. CausticCaustic Cau"stic, n. [L. causticum (sc. medicamentum). See
1. Any substance or means which, applied to animal or other
organic tissue, burns, corrodes, or destroys it by
chemical action; an escharotic.
2. (Optics) A caustic curve or caustic surface.
Meaning of Caustic from wikipedia
most commonly refers
, a property
of various corrosive substances Sodium
hydroxide, sometimes called caustic
soda Pot****ium hydroxide...
- In optics, a caustic
or caustic network
is the envelope
by a curved surface
or object, or the projection
of that envelope...
hydroxide, also known
as lye and caustic
soda, is an inorganic compound
with the formula
NaOH. It is a white solid ionic compound consisting
- Caustic embrittlement
is the phenomenon
of a boiler becomes brittle
due to the ac****ulation of caustic
substances. As water
- is an inorganic compound
with the formula
KOH, and is commonly called caustic
with sodium hydroxide
(NaOH), this colorless solid
is a prototypical...
- A caustic pencil
(or silver nitrate
stick) is a device
for applying topical medication containing silver nitrate
and pot****ium nitrate, used to chemically...
- far less sensitive
than the halides. It was once called lunar caustic because silver
luna by the ancient
alchemists, who ****ociated...
lime, is a widely
compound. It is a white, caustic
, alkaline, crystalline solid
at room temperature. The broadly
- Caustic humour
is a type of humour which relies
insults. As is implied
by the name (which literally means humour which
to burn or...
- Spent caustic
is a waste industrial caustic solution
that has become exhausted
and is no longer useful
(or spent). Spent caustics
are made of sodium
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