Corrosive Definition

kə-rōsĭv, -zĭv
adjective
Corroding or causing corrosion.
Webster's New World
Gradually destructive; steadily harmful.
Corrosive anxiety; corrosive increases in prices; a corrosive narcotics trade.
American Heritage
Bitingly sarcastic; cutting; acid.
Webster's New World
The definition of corrosive is something that causes the deterioration or eating away of metal.
Acid is an example of something that would be described as corrosive.
YourDictionary

Having the quality of fretting or vexing.

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noun
Something causing corrosion.
Webster's New World
That which has the quality of eating or wearing away gradually.
Wiktionary

Any solid, liquid or gas capable of irreparably harming living tissues or damaging material on contact.

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Other Word Forms of Corrosive

Noun

Singular:
corrosive
Plural:
corrosives

Origin of Corrosive

  • From Old French corrosif

    From Wiktionary

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