corrosive

[kuh-roh-siv]
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adjective

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.

noun

something corrosive, as an acid or drug.

Origin of corrosive

1350–1400; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Medieval Latin corrōsīvus, equivalent to Latin corrōs(us) (see corrosion) + -īvus -ive; replacing Middle English corosif < Middle French < Latin as above
Related formscor·ro·sive·ly, adverbcor·ro·sive·ness, cor·ro·siv·i·ty [kawr-oh-siv-i-tee, kor-] /ˌkɔr oʊˈsɪv ɪ ti, ˌkɒr-/, nounnon·cor·ro·sive, adjectivenon·cor·ro·sive·ly, adverbnon·cor·ro·sive·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for non-corrosive

corrosive

adjective

(esp of acids or alkalis) capable of destroying solid materials
tending to eat away or consume
cutting; sarcastica corrosive remark

noun

a corrosive substance, such as a strong acid or alkali
Derived Formscorrosively, adverbcorrosiveness, noun
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Word Origin and History for non-corrosive

corrosive

adj.

late 14c., from Old French corrosif (13c.), from corroder (see corrode).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

non-corrosive in Medicine

corrosive

[kə-rōsĭv]

adj.

Causing or tending to cause the gradual destruction of a substance by chemical action.

n.

A substance having the capability or tendency to cause slow destruction.
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