Meaning of “caustic” in the English Dictionary

"caustic" in British English

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(Definition of “caustic” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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us /ˈkɔ·stɪk/

strongly critical:

a caustic remark

chemistry Caustic means able to burn through things.

(Definition of “caustic” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)