英 ['kɔːstɪk; 'kɒst-]
- adj. [化学] 腐蚀性的；[化学] 苛性的；刻薄的；焦散的
- n. [助剂] 腐蚀剂；苛性钠；焦散曲线
1. holocaust 'complete burning' => caustic.
- caustic: see holocaust
- caustic (adj.)
- c. 1400, "burning, corrosive," from Latin causticus "burning, caustic," from Greek kaustikos "capable of burning; corrosive," from kaustos "combustible; burnt," verbal adjective from kaiein, the Greek word for "to burn" (transitive and intransitive) in all periods, which is of uncertain origin with no certain cognates outside Greek. Figurative sense of "sarcastic" is attested from 1771. As a noun, early 15c., from the adjective.
- 1. He was often caustic and mocking, or flew into rages.
- 2. His abrasive wit and caustic comments were an interviewer's nightmare.
- 3. He opened his mouth to make a caustic retort.
- 4. He enjoys making caustic remarks about other people.
- 5. He delights in making caustic remarks.
[ caustic 造句 ]