erosive

[ih-roh-siv]

adjective

serving to erode; causing erosion.

Origin of erosive

1820–30; < Latin ērōs(us) (see erose) + -ive
Related formse·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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Medicine definitions for erosivity

erosive

[ĭ-rōsĭv]

adj.

Causing erosion.
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