diacaustic

[ dahy-uh-kaw-stik ]
/ ˈdaɪ əˈkɔ stɪk /
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adjective

noting a caustic surface or curve formed by the refraction of light.

noun

a diacaustic surface or curve.

Nearby words

  1. diabolic,
  2. diabolical,
  3. diabolism,
  4. diabolize,
  5. diabolo,
  6. diacetate,
  7. diacetic acid,
  8. diacetone alcohol,
  9. diacetyl,
  10. diacetylmorphine

Compare catacaustic.

Origin of diacaustic

First recorded in 1695–1705; dia- + caustic

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British Dictionary definitions for diacaustic

diacaustic

/ (ˌdaɪəˈkɔːstɪk, -ˈkɒs-) /

adjective

(of a caustic curve or surface) formed by refracted light rays

noun

a diacaustic curve or surface
Compare catacaustic

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