erosive

[ ih-roh-siv ]
/ ɪˈroʊ sɪv /
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adjective

serving to erode; causing erosion.

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Origin of erosive

1820–30; <Latin ērōs(us) (see erose) + -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM erosive

e·ro·sive·ness, e·ro·siv·i·ty, nounan·ti·e·ro·sive, adjectivenon·e·ro·sive, adjectiveun·e·ro·sive, adjective
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Medical definitions for erosive

erosive
[ ĭ-rōsĭv ]

adj.

Causing erosion.
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