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noun 
  1. Any substance or means which, applied to animal or other organic tissue, burns, corrodes, or destroys it by chemical action; an escharotic.
  2. (context, optics, computer graphics) The envelope of reflected or refracted rays of light for a given surface or object.
  3. (mathematics) The envelope of reflected or refracted rays for a given curve.
  4. (context, informal, chemistry) caustic soda
adjective 
  1. Capable of burning, corroding or destroying organic tissue
  2. (context, of language etc) sharp, bitter, cutting, biting, sarcastic
Etymology: From the Greek , burnt, via the Latin causticus, burning.


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