- caustic alcohol,
- caustic baryta,
- caustic curve,
- caustic lime,
- caustic potash
Origin of caustic
Examples from the Web for caustically
If he was getting hot around the collar, Ziffer said caustically, it was "partly because I'm one of those hot-headed Levantines."
“Only blue-eyed blondes get any press,” he caustically wrote.
"'The way is clear enough wi'oot that," from Tammas caustically.Bob, Son of Battle|Alfred Ollivant
"Darcy was always too smooth for our present taste," said Heffernan, caustically.The Knight Of Gwynne, Vol. II (of II)|Charles James Lever
"That is very easy to say, uncle," replied Gonzalo caustically.The Fourth Estate, vol. 2|Armando Palacio Valds
"We are not playing at tin politics nowadays," he caustically remarked.The Secret of the League|Ernest Bramah
The voice said caustically: "Unfortunately, we've nothing to do anything with."Space Tug|Murray Leinster
Word Origin for caustic
c.1400, "burning, corrosive," from Latin causticus "burning, caustic," from Greek kaustikos "capable of burning; corrosive," from kaustos "combustible; burnt," verbal adjective from kaiein, the Greek word for "to burn" (transitive and intransitive) in all periods, of uncertain origin with no certain cognates outside Greek. Figurative sense of "sarcastic" is attested from 1771. As a noun, early 15c., from the adjective.