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caustic
used in Catch-22

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Definition
of a chemical substance:  corrosive; capable of destroying or eating away such as a strong acid

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of a person:  sarcastic, critical, or harsh
  • He laughed caustically.
    Chapter 18 — The Soldier Who Saw Everything Twice (35% in)
  • ...flights of creaking wooden stairs and guided them through a doorway into their own wonderful and resplendent tenement apartment, which burgeoned miraculously with an infinite and proliferating flow of supple young naked girls and contained the evil and debauched ugly old man who irritated Nately constantly with his caustic laughter and the clucking, proper old woman in the ash-gray woolen sweater who disapproved of everything immoral that occurred there and tried her best to tidy up.
    Chapter 23 — Natley's Old Man (15% in)
  • Yossarian demanded caustically.
    Chapter 24 — Milo (79% in)
  • 'Would it be any less terrible if they had all been new men?' he inquired caustically.
    Chapter 36 — The Cellar (88% in)
  • Yossarian snapped with caustic resentment.
    Chapter 42 — Yossarian (22% in)

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