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caustic

zelfstandig naamwoord

1 caustic

Any chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue.

Roget 384: increase of temperature; heating etc. v.; calefaction, tepefaction, torrefaction; melting, fusion; liquefaction etc. 335; burning etc. ... meer laten zien

Roget 392b: bitterness, acridness, acridity, acrimony; caustic, alkali; acerbity; gall, wormwood; bitters, astringent bitters.    Angostura [additive for alcoholic beverages], aromatic bitters.    ... meer laten zien

Roget 245: curvature, curvity, curvation; incurvature, incurvity; incurvation; bend; flexure, flexion, flection; conflexure; crook, hook, ... meer laten zien



bijvoeglijk naamwoord

1 caustic

Harsh or corrosive in tone:
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synoniemen: acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, bitter, blistering, sulfurous, sulphurous, virulent, vitriolic.

Roget 907: malevolent, unbenevolent; unbenign; ill-disposed, ill-intentioned, ill-natured, ill-conditioned, ill-contrived; evil-minded, evil-disposed; black-browed.    malicious; malign, ... meer laten zien

Roget 895: discourteous, uncourteous; uncourtly; ill-bred, ill-mannered, ill-behaved, ill-conditioned; unbred; unmannerly, unmannered; impolite, unpolite; unpolished, uncivilized, ... meer laten zien

Roget 830: causing pain, hurting etc. v.; hurtful etc. (bad) 649; painful; dolorific, dolorous; unpleasant; unpleasing, ... meer laten zien

Roget 821: feeling etc. v.; sentient; sensuous; sensorial, sensory; emotive, emotional; of feeling, with feeling etc. n.. warm, ... meer laten zien

2 caustic

Of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action.

synoniemen: corrosive, erosive, mordant, vitriolic.

Roget 171: strong, energetic, forcible, active; intense, deep-dyed, severe, keen, vivid, sharp, acute, incisive, trenchant, ... meer laten zien


Moby betekeniswoordenboek: Rabelaisian, acerb, acerbate, acerbic, acid, acidic, acidulent, acidulous, acrid, acrimonious, actual cautery, acute, amaroidal, angry, antagonistic, antipathetic, arc, asperous, astringent, belligerent ... meer laten zien.

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