What does corrosive mean?

Definitions for corrosivekəˈroʊ sɪv

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word corrosive.

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"


  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

  5. Origin: [Cf. F. corrosif.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of corrosive in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of corrosive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Defense Secretary Ash Carter:

    The great tragedy is that this corrosive damage to our national security is not the result of objective factors, logic or reason.

  2. Aaron David Miller:

    I don't see the coalition fundamentally altering what is already an extremely tense and corrosive relationship between the prime minster and the president.

  3. Jon Ronson wonders .:

    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.

  4. Cayle Royce:

    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.

  5. Paul Sullivan:

    Any senior military official involved in such obvious corrosive corruption should be court martialed and tossed in jail especially in a perilous environment such as that which Iraq is facing, the regular people and the lower ranks are hurt the most by the corruption of the leaders.

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