lime1 (def 1).
potassium hydroxide. noun another name for potassium hydroxide
sodium hydroxide. noun another name for sodium hydroxide caustic soda n. See sodium hydroxide.
the surface to which all light rays emanating from a single point and reflected by a curved surface, as a concave mirror, are tangent.
capable of burning, corroding, or destroying living tissue. severely critical or sarcastic: a caustic remark. a caustic substance. Optics. caustic curve. caustic surface. Contemporary Examples Historical Examples adjective capable of burning or corroding by chemical action: caustic soda sarcastic; cutting: a caustic reply of, relating to, or denoting light that is reflected or refracted by […]