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cor·ro·sive

 (kə-rō′sĭv, -zĭv)
adj.
1. Having the capability or tendency to cause corrosion: a corrosive acid.
2. Gradually destructive; steadily harmful: corrosive anxiety; corrosive increases in prices; a corrosive narcotics trade.
3. Spitefully sarcastic: corrosive criticism; corrosive wit.
n.
A substance having the capability or tendency to cause corrosion.

cor·ro′sive·ly adv.
cor·ro′sive·ness n.
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corrosive

(kəˈrəʊsɪv)
adj
1. (Chemistry) (esp of acids or alkalis) capable of destroying solid materials
2. tending to eat away or consume
3. cutting; sarcastic: a corrosive remark.
n
(Chemistry) a corrosive substance, such as a strong acid or alkali
corˈrosively adv
corˈrosiveness n
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cor•ro•sive

(kəˈroʊ sɪv)

adj.
1. having the quality of corroding or eating away; erosive.
2. harmful or destructive; deleterious: the corrosive effects of poverty.
3. sharply sarcastic; caustic: corrosive comments.
n.
4. something corrosive, as an acid or drug.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Middle French) < Medieval Latin]
cor•ro′sive•ly, adv.
cor•ro′sive•ness, cor•ro•siv•i•ty (ˌkɔr oʊˈsɪv ɪ ti, ˌkɒr-) n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.corrosive - a substance having the tendency to cause corrosion (such a strong acids or alkali)corrosive - a substance having the tendency to cause corrosion (such a strong acids or alkali)
chemical compound, compound - (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
Adj.1.corrosive - of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action
destructive - causing destruction or much damage; "a policy that is destructive to the economy"; "destructive criticism"
2.corrosive - spitefully sarcastic; "corrosive cristism"
sarcastic - expressing or expressive of ridicule that wounds
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corrosive

adjective
1. corroding, wasting, caustic, vitriolic, acrid, erosive Sodium and sulphur are highly corrosive elements.
2. cutting, biting, incisive, virulent, sarcastic, caustic, venomous, vitriolic, trenchant, mordant She had a corrosive sense of humour.
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corrosive

adjective
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Translations
أكّال، حاتُّ
žíravýkorozníleptavýžíravina
ætsendeødelæggendetærende
tærinn, eyîandi
korózny
aşındıranpaslandıran

corrosive

[kəˈrəʊzɪv] ADJcorrosivo (fig) → destructivo
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corrosive

[kəˈrəʊsɪv] adj
[chemical] → corrosif/ive
[effect, influence] → destructeur/trice
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corrosive

adjkorrosiv; (fig)zerstörend
nKorrosion verursachendes Mittel
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corrosive

[kəˈrəʊzɪv] adjcorrosivo/a
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corrode

(kəˈrəud) verb
to destroy or eat away (as rust, chemicals etc do).
corˈrosion (-ʒən) noun
corˈrosive (-siv) adjective
tending to corrode.
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corrosive

adj corrosivo
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