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 (kə-rō′sĭv, -zĭv)
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.
A substance having the capability or tendency to cause corrosion.

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


[kəˈrəʊzɪvlɪ] advin modo distruttivo
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