What does the word caustic mean?

Usage examples for caustic

  1. That same young mistress was very caustic upon the women who block the pavement outside drapers' shops, but surely she was unjust. – The Autobiography of Mark Rutherford by Mark Rutherford
  2. The pain experienced on the application of the caustic is greater or less according to the sensibility and size of the wound. – An Essay on the Application of the Lunar Caustic in the Cure of Certain Wounds and Ulcers by John Higginbottom
  3. I noted this as I stole an occasional glance at her or turned to answer some remark addressed to me; and I noted, too, that her speech, despite a general undertone of depression, was yet not without a certain caustic, ironical humour. – The Vanishing Man by R. Austin Freeman

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