Definitions for corrosivekəˈroʊ sɪv
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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.]
A corrosive substance is one that will destroy and damage other substances with which it comes into contact. It may attack a great variety of materials, including metals and various organic compounds, but people are mostly concerned with its effects on living tissue: it causes chemical burns on contact.
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