Capable of destroying the texture of anything or eating away its substance by chemical action; burning; corrosive; searing.
Severe; satirical; sharp; as, a caustic remark.
Any substance or means which, applied to animal or other organic tissue, burns, corrodes, or destroys it by chemical action; an escharotic.
A class or name given to a group of chemicals, usually caustic soda or sodium hydroxide. A substance which has the power to burn, corrode or eat away. Used in chemical manufacture, petroleum refining, pulp and paper, detergents, soap, textiles and vegetable oil refining.
A substance that neutralizes acids. Caustics are helpful in aqueous cleaning by speeding soil removal and suspension. Caustic is synonymous with alkali.
Any substance capable of burning or destroying animal flesh or tissue.
A corrosive or chemical burning agent that destroys living tissue, such as the production of lye in galvanic electrolysis.
Common name for caustic soda or any compound chemically similar to caustic soda. Not commonly used in swimming pools and spas.
Strong alkali soap used in the electrocleaning process
A chemical that can cause burns.
(NaOH) also called Sodium Hydroxide is a strong chemical used in the treatment process to neutralize acidity, increase alkalinity or raise the pH value.
Capable of burning or corroding.
NaOH = Sodium hydroxide. A corrosive substance due to its high pH
A Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH) solution.
A substance that neutralizes acids. Caustics are used in aqueous cleaning to speed soil removal and increase soil suspension. Caustic is synonymous with alkali.
The property of one substance that enables it to burn, corrode or dissolve another substance by chemical reaction.
capable of converting some types of animal and plant matter into soluble materials by chemical action
An herb or substance that contains acidic material that has an escharotic or corrosive action capable of burning or eating away living tissues. (Syn: Acrid, Corrosive, Cauterant, Escharotic)
The active ingredient in an alkaline bath, generally with a pHhigher than 10, which removes aluminum from used extrusion dies by etching. The primary ingredient, caustic Soda, dissolves the aluminum alloy by chemical reactions with no affect on the steel die.
any chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue
harsh or corrosive in tone; "an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose"; "a barrage of acid comments"; "her acrid remarks make her many enemies"; "bitter words"; "blistering criticism"; "caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics"; "a sulfurous denunciation"
of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action
Corrosive, burning. A substance capable of destroying by corroding or eating away.
capable of destroying, killing or eating away by chemical activity
An agent that burns and chars tissue.
able to burn or destroy tissue by chemical action
1. Capable of corroding, burning, dissolving, or otherwise eating away by chemical action.
Alkali compounds at the higher end of the pH scale (those approaching pH 14). Sodium hydroxide (lye or caustic soda) is the most popular caustic used in the carwash industry. "Soda" was the cornerstone alkali builder in most detergents for decades. Since the 1980's, detergent manufacturers have become much less reliant on caustics because of their aggressive nature. Caustics may destroy objects they come in contact with - from car finishes and aluminum wheels to human tissue if they are handled improperly or carelessly.
Corrosive; able to eat away or destroy by chemical action.
Alkaline having a corrosive action.
Something alkaline that strongly irritates, corrodes or destroys living tissue (see Alkali).
A compound that strongly irritates, burns, corrodes or destroys living tissue.
Will burn skin.
A chemical that can burn, eat away, or destroy tissue.
A corrosive chemical with a pH value more than 7. (May also be called "Base" or "Alkali".)
Strong alkaline substance which irritates the skin.
"Any strongly alkaline material which has a corrosive or irritating effect on living tissue." ...Hawley's condensed Chemical Dictionary. Red liquor Aluminum acetate (soln.).
Corrosive; an agent capable of destroying living tissues.
Any strongly alkaline material that produces either corrosion or irritation to living tissue.
(1) Burning or corrosive. (2) A hydroxide of a light metal, such as sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide.
A strong base or alkaline material.
A substance that strongly irritates and corrodes or destroys living tissue.
A detrimental coffee taste sensation characterized by burning, sour sensation on the posterior sides of the tongue. Caused by alkaloids increasing the sourness of the acids in combination with a high percentage of salts.
A strong alkali. When used alone the term usually refers to caustic soda (sodium hydroxide).
Term used to describe any strongly alkaline material, which is corrosive to living tissue and wood. Caustic liquids cause a very high pH in wood. Wood substrates exposed to high pH may release excessive tannins, sometimes causing darkened wood. High pH in the wood surface can lead to premature finish failure if not properly neutralized.
capable of burning, corroding, or destroying living tissue
A strong base; the term, when used alone, usually refers to caustic soda (sodium hydroxide).
Something which strongly irritates, burns or destroys living tissue.
Chemicals that burn.
Any strong alkaline material which has a corrosive or aggressive affect on living tissue.
An alkaline substance, usually consisting of sodium hydroxide, used in the removal of aluminum from an extrusion die.
1. Caustic soda (NaOH) or any compound chemically similar to caustic soda.
Burning or corrosive. A hydroxide of a light metal. Broadly, any compound having highly basic properties. A compound that readily ionizes in aqueous solution to yield OH-anions, with a pH above 7, and turns litmus paper blue. See Alkaline, Base.
The tendency of any substance to burn or destroy animal flesh or tissue. The term is usually applied to strong bases.