a substance having the tendency to cause corrosion (such a strong acids or alkali)
caustic, corrosive, erosive, vitriolic, mordant(adj)
of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action
That which has the quality of eating or wearing away gradually.
Any solid, liquid or gas capable of irreparably harming living tissues or damaging material on contact.
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.
Having the quality of fretting or vexing.
destroying or undermining something gradually
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
having the quality of fretting or vexing
that which has the quality of eating or wearing away gradually
that which has the power of fretting or irritating
Origin: [Cf. F. corrosif.]
The numerical value of corrosive in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of corrosive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The great tragedy is that this corrosive damage to our national security is not the result of objective factors, logic or reason.
I don't see the coalition fundamentally altering what is already an extremely tense and corrosive relationship between the prime minster and the president.
Celebrity is a corrosive condition for the soul. I have tried to restrain its inroads on me, but there are odd corners of my character that have been harmed
It's so corrosive to create that kind of society, this desire we have to be like amateur detectives, (looking for) clues into people's inherent evil by finding the worst tweet they ever wrote, is not only wrong; it's damaging.
It's very tight and sweaty -- conditions are really hot, every time you rotate, everything gets soaked. Condensation rains down on you the whole time. Salt water's hugely corrosive, so you get lots of sores and boils. It's a pretty miserable environment.
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