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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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References in classic literature ?
This doctor therefore proposed, "that upon the meeting of the senate, certain physicians should attend it the three first days of their sitting, and at the close of each day's debate feel the pulses of every senator; after which, having maturely considered and consulted upon the nature of the several maladies, and the methods of cure, they should on the fourth day return to the senate house, attended by their apothecaries stored with proper medicines; and before the members sat, administer to each of them lenitives, aperitives, abstersives, corrosives, restringents, palliatives, laxatives, cephalalgics, icterics, apophlegmatics, acoustics, as their several cases required; and, according as these medicines should operate, repeat, alter, or omit them, at the next meeting."
these gray stones - are they all - All of the famed, and the colossal left By the corrosive Hours to Fate and me?
Our cannon must be possessed of great tenacity, great hardness, be infusible by heat, indissoluble, and inoxidable by the corrosive action of acids."
The calling of a man's self to a strict account, is a medicine, sometime too piercing and corrosive. Reading good books of morality, is a little flat and dead.
Viaburi, the house-boy, brought him corrosive sublimate and water, and he took a thorough antiseptic wash.
Others had noticed this peculiar habit of his, but not so Dowsett and Letton; and Daylight's secret thought was: "They sure wouldn't bat an eye if I called for a glass of corrosive sublimate."
No mild saki for them, but square faces illicitly refilled with corrosive fire that flamed through their veins and burst into conflagrations in their heads.
Then he laughed frightfully, and suddenly became pale again, when he considered the most sinister side of his fatal passion, of that corrosive, venomous malignant, implacable love, which had ended only in the gibbet for one of them and in hell for the other; condemnation for her, damnation for him.
The penetrating power of his mind, acting like a corrosive fluid, had destroyed his ambition, I fancy.
Well have ye judg'd, well ended long debate, Synod of Gods, and like to what ye are, Great things resolv'd; which from the lowest deep Will once more lift us up, in spight of Fate, Neerer our ancient Seat; perhaps in view Of those bright confines, whence with neighbouring Arms And opportune excursion we may chance Re-enter Heav'n; or else in some milde Zone Dwell not unvisited of Heav'ns fair Light Secure, and at the brightning Orient beam Purge off this gloom; the soft delicious Air, To heal the scarr of these corrosive Fires Shall breath her balme.
The same conflict had gone on within me as before--the longing for an assurance of love from Bertha's lips, the dread lest a word of contempt and denial should fall upon me like a corrosive acid.
Aylmer snatched the metallic plate and threw it into a jar of corrosive acid.