Translation of caustic in Spanish:

caustic

cáustico, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈkɔstɪk/ /ˈkɔːstɪk/ /ˈkɒstɪk/

adjective

  • 1

    Chemistry
    cáustico
    • The list includes sodium hydroxide and potassium hydroxide, caustic chemicals that will rip the skin off your fingers and the lining from the throat.
    • Sodium hydroxide is a caustic type of chemical that actually softens hair fibers.
    • Some of the chemicals - including caustic hydrogen fluoride and deadly arsine gas - are toxic, and the fossil fuel consumed contributes to global warming, says Williams.
    • It may be worth noting that because caustic chemicals are used in hair dyes, perms, and relaxers, you would be wise to place your hair in the hands of a professional.
    • Lye is hazardous, very caustic, and will burn skin.
    • Initially firefighters used hand-held jets to tackle the blaze while experts established that four different chemicals were involved that were caustic and could cause burns.
    • Now you can use anti-freeze or salts to lower the melting point, but you can only go so far with that and still allow life to exist, otherwise the chemicals become too caustic.
    • Never use caustic household chemicals to clean your leather items.
    • The process is relatively simple, although the chemicals required are caustic and need to be handled carefully.
    • Therefore, be very careful to keep caustic chemicals away from skin and eyes and wear protective clothing.
    • It is done at high temperatures with caustic chemicals in factory conditions.
    • It is also the opposite of baking and washing soda; it is acidic and therefore neutralizes alkaline or caustic substances.
    • This pollutant can be absorbed by both your lungs and your skin and result in caustic burns, kidney and liver damage and hyperactivity.
    • The caustic burn was treated successfully, and the patient eventually achieved good vision after uncomplicated cataract surgery.
    • Others may contain noxious or caustic materials that could burn the mucous membranes of the mouth.
    • When these materials burn, they release dense smoke and toxic fumes, such as hydrogen cyanide and carbon monoxide, which are caustic to skin and eyes and can be lethal if inhaled.
    • Concentrated acids and caustic alkalis should be handled with the greatest care.
    • Because alkaline strippers are so caustic, great care must also be taken during their application.
    • Alkaline substances did not have a sour taste but were caustic and felt slippery.
    • Regeneration of this resin is by a caustic brine solution.
  • 2

    (wit/remark) cáustico
    (wit/remark) mordaz
    • Her caustic, waspish comments on the other housemates were biting and bitchy, but always spot on.
    • She's really quite funny, in a bitter, caustic kind of way.
    • The pattern of caustic complaints and sarcastic responses slowly gave way to a new pattern of care toward one another.
    • As Ireland missed three times from the penalty spot and Spain took advantage, the first caustic comment on the team's performance came from former local soccer star Tom Lambert.
    • One of the most caustic comments on the present-day globalisation has come from Robert Samuelson in the Newsweek of February 24.
    • It's more irreverent, sarcastic, and caustic than what I'm used to hearing from Army officer wives I knew - and female Army officers in dual-military couples.
    • Throughout the trial he evinced a range of carefully calibrated emotions - caustic, sarcastic, disbelieving and, at this moment, outraged.
    • When they pulled out of NATO 40 years ago Secretary of State Dean Rusk had a bitterly caustic response.
    • In 1890 he published The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, a collection of caustic letters and comment.
    • She was attacked in 1930 by the caustic critic Wyndham Lewis for her ‘fashionable dimness‘.
    • Revered by many of today's generation of poets, Stephens was generally considered a spoken word pioneer, not to mention an often caustic literary critic for the Mirror.
    • She was a caustic critic of charismatic ministers who speechify but don't mobilize.
    • He had been a serious, shy young man whose wit showed only in the bitterly caustic cartoon strips he drew, the strips that were rejected by paper after paper.
    • The show is a delightful, gin-soaked celebration of the work of Dorothy Parker, legendary American critic, columnist and queen of caustic wit.
    • He is equally caustic about Western art historians and critics.
    • This awareness lends even the most caustic social commentary additional gravity, or sadness.
    • Joel had to bite back the caustic remark that burned on the tip of his tongue.
    • She's been compared to Eminem for caustic wordplay that would sound awesome atop some straight hip-hop, but that would be too easy.
    • I am continually surprised by Sharon's creativity even if it is currently directed towards caustic but witty sarcasm.
    • He'd left that after an hour of wandering around, trying not to sound too caustic in his comments about the whole thing.