Caustic-surface



the surface to which all light rays emanating from a single point and reflected by a curved surface, as a concave mirror, are tangent.

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  • Caustically

    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 […]

  • Causticity

    capable of burning, corroding, or destroying living tissue. severely critical or sarcastic: a caustic remark. a caustic substance. Optics. caustic curve. caustic surface. 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 a curved […]



  • Cauterant

    a caustic agent. caustic. adjective caustic; cauterizing noun another name for cautery (sense 2) cauterant cau·ter·ant (kô’tər-ənt) n. A cauterizing substance.

  • Cauterise

    to burn with a hot iron, electric current, fire, or a caustic, especially for curative purposes; treat with a cautery. Historical Examples verb (transitive) (esp in the treatment of a wound) to burn or sear (body tissue) with a hot iron or caustic agent v. c.1400, from Old French cauterisier, from Late Latin cauterizare “to […]



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