Definition of corrosive in English:

corrosive

Line breaks: cor|ro¦sive
Pronunciation: /kəˈrəʊsɪv
 
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adjective

noun

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  • A corrosive substance.
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    • That is an enormous range of substances and, as has already been pointed out, it includes explosives, corrosives, oxidising agents, reducing agents, caustic agents, and acidic agents - the works.
    • We show them the many things that can be recycled here, ranging from car batteries and waste medicine to household corrosives as well as plastic, cardboard and paint.
    • That would include corrosives used mainly for metalworking and some agricultural applications and flammables.

Derivatives

corrosively

adverb
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  • A director famed for creating self-consciously radical, wildly unconventional, corrosively satirical, and savagely violent works could do worse then take on board an actor who personifies those traits in his everyday life.
  • Bloom's fame arose from the way he corrosively attacked universities for failing to open students' minds by exposing them to the philosophic quest for understanding that enriches the human spirit.
  • Indecision corrosively blights a community and our residents deserve better.

corrosiveness

noun
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  • A nuisance associated with hydrogen sulfide includes its corrosiveness to metals such as iron, steel, copper and brass.
  • He slouches with disappointment and straightens with hope, matching Terri's corrosiveness with his own brand of compassion and burrowing into the female enclave of Terri's home with both tenderness and tenacity.
  • Disadvantages include storage, corrosiveness, and fuel waste due to ‘crossover’ in the fuel-cell membrane.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French corosif, -ive, from medieval Latin corrosivus, from Latin corros- 'gnawed through', from the verb corrodere (see corrode).

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