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>
Examples of corrosive in a sentence
She argues that racism is dangerous and corrosive to society.
<a corrosive satire on the fashion industry and its movers and shakers>
First Known Use of corrosive
CORROSIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of corrosive for English Language Learners
: causing damage to metal or other materials through a chemical process
: causing someone or something to become weak and damaged
CORROSIVE Defined for Kids
Definition of corrosive for Students
: tending or able to destroy, weaken, or wear away little by little <corrosive substances>
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