An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (chemistry)
a. cáustico
Use protective gloves and goggles when handling a caustic chemical.Use guantes protectores y gafas protectoras al usar una sustancia química cáustica.
2. (cutting)
a. cáustico
Alvaro's caustic remark silenced the entire group.El comentario cáustico de Álvaro silenció al grupo entero.
b. mordaz
The journalist's caustic wit has earned her many readers.El ingenio mordaz de la periodista le ha ganado muchos lectores.
c. sárcastico
The council meeting filled with caustic critics of the proposed hotel.La reunión del consejo se llenó con críticos sárcasticos del hotel propuesto.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (also fig)
a. cáustico(a) (humor, joke)
caustic sodasosa cáustica
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caustic [ˈkɔːstɪk]
1 (Chem) cáustico
2 [+remark etc] mordaz; sarcástico
caustic soda (n) sosa (f) cáustica
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