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Synonyms for caustic

Synonyms for caustic

Synonyms for caustic

any chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue

of a substance, especially a strong acid

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A sufficient quantity of chlorate of potassium and of caustic potash was placed at his disposal, together with provisions for eight days.
The count's tutor, a man of the world and a bon vivant, up to his eyes in learning, as his pupil described him, often recalled the profound erudition, the witty and caustic satire of Athos to Raoul; but as regarded grace, delicacy, and nobility of external appearance, no one in these points was to be compared to the Comte de la Fere.
He had a caustic tongue and fine assortment of damaging epithets, most of which were levelled at my devoted skull during those three months.
By means of a few words of caustic Latin he had the animals marshalled, and by inclining a sharp shoulder he lifted the ladies.
One can't hit like that a man who isn't even looking at one; and then, just as I was looking at him swinging his leg with a caustic smile and stony eyes, I felt sorry for the creature.
Boccalini, in his "Advertisements from Parnassus," tells us that Zoilus once presented Apollo a very caustic criticism upon a very admirable book: -- whereupon the god asked him for the beauties of the work.
Main reason was apparent emotional lability in young females who when charged emotionally undertake such drastic steps but many a times at the last moment because of second thought either take sub minimal dose of caustics or such negligible amounts that lesser injuries are inflicted.
Caustics have been the cleaning solutions of choice for brewers because they are relatively inexpensive, can be reused and remove protein-based contaminants common to breweries.
Caustics show up in gravitational lensing, a phenomenon caused by galaxies so massive that their gravity bends and distorts light from more distant galaxies.
Unlike typical bottle wash caustics, Brute Plus is a complex mixture of surfactants, chleators, corrosion inhibitors and dispersants," says Dana Johnson of Birko.
Together, those deflections steer the electrons into patterns known to mathematicians and physicists as caustics.
In the present paper, we examine the nonlinear fracture behavior of polycarbonate and in particular address the feasibility of characterizing the fracture through the J integral as well as its measurement using the optical method of reflected caustics.
With caustics, immersion tanks have to be taken out of service and recharged every 3 - 4 weeks.
In 50 years history of Pakistan, four plants of Caustic Soda had been established on commercial scale, one each in the provinces of Sindh and Balochistan and two in the province of Punjab.
The standard therapy for children who have consumed caustic chemicals provides no real benefit, a new study demonstrates.