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corrosive

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adjective cor·ro·sive \-ˈrō-siv, -ziv\

Simple Definition of corrosive

  • : causing damage to metal or other materials through a chemical process

  • : causing someone or something to become weak and damaged

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of corrosive

  1. 1 :  tending or having the power to corrode <corrosive acids> <corrosive action> <the corrosive effects of alcoholism>

  2. 2 :  bitingly sarcastic <corrosive satire>

corrosive

noun

corrosively

adverb

corrosiveness

noun

Examples of corrosive in a sentence

  1. She argues that racism is dangerous and corrosive to society.

  2. <a corrosive satire on the fashion industry and its movers and shakers>



14th Century

First Known Use of corrosive

14th century

Other Chemical Engineering Terms

Rhymes with corrosive


CORROSIVE Defined for Kids

corrosive

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adjective cor·ro·sive \kə-ˈrō-siv, -ziv\

Definition of corrosive for Students

  1. :  tending or able to destroy, weaken, or wear away little by little <corrosive substances>




Medical Dictionary

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corrosive

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adjective cor·ro·sive \-ˈrō-siv, -ziv\

Medical Definition of corrosive

  1. :  tending or having the power to corrode <corrosive acids> <a corrosive gas>

corrosiveness

noun



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corrosive

noun cor·ro·sive

Medical Definition of corrosive

  1. :  a substance that corrodes :  caustic





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