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Definitions of corrosive

  1. of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a substance having the tendency to cause corrosion (such a strong acids or alkali) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. Having the quality of fretting or vexing. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. That which has the quality of eating or wearing away gradually. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. That which has the power of fretting or irritating. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. Having the power of gradually eating away, as by chemical action. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. That which eats away or destroys tissue, as an acid: corrosive sublimate, mercuric chloride, a white crystalline poisonous compound. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. 1. Causing the wearing away or disintegration of any part or structure. 2. An agent which produces corrosion, such as an acid. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  10. Agent that consumes or eats away. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  11. Having the power of corroding. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. That which corrodes. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. Having the quality of eating away. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. That which has the power of corroding. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. CORROSIVELY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. CORROSIVENESS. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Having power to corrode. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. That which corrodes; a corroding agent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Having the power of corroding, or fretting, or vexing. Corrosive sublimate, a virulent poison, the bichloride of mercury. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. That which has the quality of corroding; that which has the power of fretting. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. Consuming; wearing away; fretting; vexing. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. Corrosives are substances, which, when placed in contact with living parts, gradually disorganize them. Caustic alkalies, Mineral acids, Corrosive sublimate, are corrosives. They act either directly, by chemically destroying the part, - or indirectly, by causing inflammation and gangrene. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  23. [Latin] Producing corrosion; as a C. poison. C. sublimate, mercuric chloride. na
  24. (Thing) tending to corrode (lit. & fig.); c. sublimate, mercuric (bi-) chloride of mercury, a strong acrid poison. Hence corrosively adv., corrosiveness n. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  25. Having a caustic and locally destructive effect. American pocket medical dictionary.
  26. Having the property of causing corrosion, acting upon organic or inorganic substances in such a manner as to destroy them to a greater or lesser depth. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  27. See gangrenous s. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  28. S. produced by the action of corrosive substances. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  29. n. That which has the quality of corroding. Cabinet Dictionary
  30. Having the power of wearing away; having the quality to fret or vex. Complete Dictionary
  31. That which has the quality of wasting any thing away; that which has the power of giving pain. Complete Dictionary

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