Corrosive meaning

kə-rōsĭv, -zĭv
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.

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Having the capability or tendency to cause corrosion.

A corrosive acid.

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Gradually destructive; steadily harmful.

Corrosive anxiety; corrosive increases in prices; a corrosive narcotics trade.

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Spitefully sarcastic.

Corrosive criticism; corrosive wit.

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A substance having the capability or tendency to cause corrosion.
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Something causing corrosion.
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Eating away; having the power of gradually wearing, hanging, or destroying the texture or substance of a body; as the corrosive action of an acid.
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Having the quality of fretting or vexing.
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Destroying or undermining something gradually.
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That which has the quality of eating or wearing away gradually.
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Any solid, liquid or gas capable of irreparably harming living tissues or damaging material on contact.
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Corroding or causing corrosion.
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Bitingly sarcastic; cutting; acid.
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Origin of corrosive

  • From Old French corrosif

    From Wiktionary