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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A substance having the tendency to cause destruction by oxidation (such a strong acids or alkali) adj. - Of a substance, especially a strong acid. Harmful or destructive.

Usage examples (33)
  • Chemical cleaners, such as beer line cleaners, can be extremely corrosive.
  • He expects the same in the Gulf because of what he calls a corrosive social cycle.
  • Sir Kevin said that the reductions had "a long-term corrosive effect on force structures".
  • The chloride is very poisonous, and is known as corrosive sublimate. for more
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