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cauldron a round metal pot that is hung or placed over a fire, used for boiling liquids.
cauliflower a cultivated vegetable related to cabbage that bears a large, dense head of edible, crunchy, usu. white flowers.
cauliflower ear an ear that is permanently misshapen as a result of repeated blows or injuries, as from boxing.
caulk to seal against leakage of water or air, esp. by filling in cracks, as in the seams of a boat or the joints of a pipe.
caulking elastic material used to seal and fill cracks.
causal being or involving a cause. [2 definitions]
causality the relationship or connection between cause and effect. [3 definitions]
causation the act or process of causing. [2 definitions]
causative having an effect; serving as an agent or cause (often fol. by "of"). [3 definitions]
cause something or someone that produces a result or effect. [5 definitions]
cause and effect of, pertaining to, or arising from a connection between two events in which one causes the other to happen.
cause célèbre any court case, issue, or controversy that arouses great public interest or debate.
causeless combined form of cause.
cause of action in law, the facts cited in a complaint, on the basis of which a court case is filed.
causerie a brief conversation; chat. [2 definitions]
causeway a raised road or walkway across water or wetlands.
caustic capable of burning away, corroding, or destroying tissue by chemical action. [3 definitions]
caustic potash potassium hydroxide.
caustic soda sodium hydroxide.
cauterize to sear with heat or chemicals to stop bleeding or destroy infected tissue.
cautery something, such as a caustic agent or a very hot or very cold instrument, used to burn or sear and thus to destroy unwanted tissue. [2 definitions]