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corrosive

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

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

: causing someone or something to become weak and damaged

Full Definition of CORROSIVE

1
:  tending or having the power to corrode <corrosive acids> <corrosive action> <the corrosive effects of alcoholism>
2
:  bitingly sarcastic <corrosive satire>
corrosive noun
cor·ro·sive·ly adverb
cor·ro·sive·ness noun

Examples of CORROSIVE

  1. She argues that racism is dangerous and corrosive to society.
  2. <a corrosive satire on the fashion industry and its movers and shakers>

First Known Use of CORROSIVE

14th century

Other Chemical Engineering Terms

alkali, cation, decant, hygroscopic, isotope, oxidize, slurry, solute, viscous

Rhymes with CORROSIVE

CORROSIVENESS Defined for Kids

corrosive

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

Definition of CORROSIVE for Kids

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

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