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Caustic

Definition

[n] any chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue
[adj] of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action
[adj] harsh or corrosive in tone; "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"

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