Definitions for corrosivekəˈroʊ sɪv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cor•ro•sivekəˈroʊ sɪv(adj.)

  1. having the quality of corroding or eating away; erosive.

  2. harmful or destructive; deleterious:

    the corrosive effects of poverty.

  3. sharply sarcastic; caustic:

    corrosive comments.

  4. (n.)something corrosive, as an acid or drug.

Origin of corrosive:

1350–1400; ME (< MF) < ML

cor•ro′sive•nessˌkɔr oʊˈsɪv ɪ ti, ˌkɒr-(n.)

cor•ro•siv•i•tyˌkɔr oʊˈsɪv ɪ ti, ˌkɒr-(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. corrosive(adj)

    a substance having the tendency to cause corrosion (such a strong acids or alkali)

  2. caustic, corrosive, erosive, vitriolic, mordant(adj)

    of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action

  3. corrosive(adj)

    spitefully sarcastic

    "corrosive cristism"

Wiktionary

  1. corrosive(Noun)

    That which has the quality of eating or wearing away gradually.

  2. corrosive(Noun)

    Any solid, liquid or gas capable of irreparably harming living tissues or damaging material on contact.

  3. corrosive(Adjective)

    Eating away; having the power of gradually wearing, hanging, or destroying the texture or substance of a body; as the corrosive action of an acid.

  4. corrosive(Adjective)

    Having the quality of fretting or vexing.

  5. corrosive(Adjective)

    destroying or undermining something gradually

Webster Dictionary

  1. Corrosive(adj)

    eating away; having the power of gradually wearing, changing, or destroying the texture or substance of a body; as, the corrosive action of an acid

  2. Corrosive(adj)

    having the quality of fretting or vexing

  3. Corrosive(noun)

    that which has the quality of eating or wearing away gradually

  4. Corrosive(noun)

    that which has the power of fretting or irritating


Translations for corrosive

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

corrosive(adjective)

tending to corrode.

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