Part of speech:
Having a sharp pungent taste; sour.
That contracts bodily tissue and checks secretions, capillary bleeding, etc.; styptic
Marked by flames or intense heat:
Causing or tending to cause erosion
Sudden and shrill:
Acid is defined as something that has a sour taste, or something that has a pH of less than 7 in chemistry.
Relating to an alkali compound.
The definition of sarcastic is a description of a sneering or ironic remark or someone who makes such remarks.
Acrid is defined as a sharp, bitter taste or smell that is unpleasant.
Bitter and caustic in temper, manner, or speech
Designating or having a sharp, often unpleasant taste; acrid, as quinine or peach stones
Capable of or designed for incising, shearing, or severing:
Having the quality of irony; directly opposite to what is or might be expected
A strong alkaline solution or solid of potassium hydroxide or sodium hydroxide, made by allowing water to wash through wood ashes. It is used to make soap and drain and oven cleaners. Chemical formula: KOH or NaOH.
Not polished; uncut; said of a gem.
Of, like, or containing satire
Stern or forbidding, as in manner or appearance:
Keen; penetrating; incisive
Able to overcome the natural defenses of the host; highly infectious
The definition of vitriolic is something said or written that is very caustic or biting.
Any base or hydroxide, as soda, potash, etc. that is soluble in water and gives a high concentration of hydroxyl ions in solution; specif., any of the hydroxides and carbonates of the alkali metals
Any of several evergreen trees or shrubs of the genus Citrus having edible green or greenish-yellow fruit, especially the Mexican lime and the Persian lime.
Any of a class of organic compounds that contain a hydroxyl group (OH) attached to a carbon atom that is part of an aromatic ring. Phenols are similar to alcohols but are more soluble in water, and occur as colorless solids or liquids at room temperature. Some phenols occur naturally in the essential oils of plants. Phenols are used in industry to make plastics and detergents.
The condition of being spinose
The relative infectiousness of a microorganism causing disease
(Of a rule or punishment) Of only moderate severity.
The definition of calm is someone or something who is peaceful and free from stress or worries.
1822, T. Creevey, Reminiscences, 28 Jul:
Sharp or biting, as in character or expression:
Designed or used for carrying out a hostile or aggressive attack
So sharp as to cause mental pain
Characteristic of or emanating from burning sulfur.
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