having the quality of corroding or eating away; erosive.
harmful or destructive; deleterious: the corrosive effect of poverty on their marriage.
sharply sarcastic; caustic: corrosive comments on the speaker's integrity.
something corrosive, as an acid or drug.
Origin of corrosive
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Related Words for corrosivenessacrimony, causticity, corrosive, mordacity, mordancy, trenchancy, corrosivity, erosivity
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(esp of acids or alkalis) capable of destroying solid materials
tending to eat away or consume
cutting; sarcastica corrosive remark
a corrosive substance, such as a strong acid or alkali
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late 14c., from Old French corrosif (13c.), from corroder (see corrode).
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Causing or tending to cause the gradual destruction of a substance by chemical action.
A substance having the capability or tendency to cause slow destruction.
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