anticorrosive

adjective

an·​ti·​cor·​ro·​sive
ˌan-tē-kə-ˈrō-siv,
-ziv,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anticorrosive (audio)
: inhibiting or preventing corrosion
anticorrosive paints
anticorrosive noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Water that normally runs through school plumbing typically comes from public water plants, where it is disinfected and often combined with anticorrosive agents that work to prevent pipes from leaching lead into the water. Koby Levin, Detroit Free Press, 21 Feb. 2021 What is clear is that every urban water system in America is supposed to use anticorrosive treatment. Molly Rauch, Good Housekeeping, 16 Feb. 2016 At the time, Flint's water engineers neglected to add a standard anticorrosive chemical to the water supply. Molly Rauch, Good Housekeeping, 16 Feb. 2016 The anticorrosive, glimmering metal became a critical material for surgical tools and home goods. Jonathan Schifman, Popular Mechanics, 9 July 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1815, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anticorrosive was in 1815

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Cite this Entry

“Anticorrosive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anticorrosive. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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