transitive verb caus·ti·cize \ˈkȯstəˌsīz\

Definition of causticize


  1. 1 :  to make caustic; especially :  to convert (alkaline carbonate) into a hydroxide by the use of lime

  2. 2 :  to treat (textiles) with caustic alkali — compare mercerize

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Origin and Etymology of causticize

caustic + -ize

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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