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    caustic - Dictionary definition and meaning for word caustic

    (noun) any chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue Definition
    (adj) harsh or corrosive in tone
    Example Sentence
    • an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose
    • a barrage of acid comments
    • her acrid remarks make her many enemies
    • bitter words
    • blistering criticism
    • caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics
    • a sulfurous denunciation
    • a vitriolic critique
    (adj) of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action
    Synonyms : corrosive , erosive , mordant , vitriolic
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for caustic

caustic soda is very common and its "harmful " for health if taken in large quantity....therefore caustic means harmful or burning. Since its a soda its somehow related with chemistry as well..

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sounds like 'caution'... meaning, be careful, there is something..... that is corrosive... or... 'can cause corrosion'.

In medical terms 'cauterize' is burning or sealing the ends of blood vessels/nerves similar to destroying; As far as speech, talking about the holoCAUST can be harsh

caustic=it CAUSes your TIssues destroy!

The stinging sunburn I got CAUSed an involuntary TICk in my arm.

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