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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]
caution attentiveness and prudence; wariness. [5 definitions]
cautionary serving to warn or to caution; warning.
cautious displaying or inclined to show caution; wary; careful.
cavalcade a procession, esp. of horses bearing riders or drawing carriages. [2 definitions]
cavalier an armed horseman; knight. [4 definitions]
cavalry troops mounted on horseback or in armored carriers or helicopters, or the branch of military service composed of such troops.
cave a natural hollow or series of hollows in the earth, esp. one with an opening in a hillside or cliff. [4 definitions]
caveat a warning or caution, esp. with regard to the limits or stipulations of an agreement. [3 definitions]
caveat emptor the principle that one who buys something does so at his or her own risk.
cave dweller a human being who lives or lived in a cave.