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Definitions of corrosive

  1. a substance having the tendency to cause corrosion (such a strong acids or alkali) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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.
  3. That which corrodes. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  4. That which has the power of corroding. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. CORROSIVENESS. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. That which corrodes; a corroding agent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. 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.
  8. CORROSIVELY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Having the quality of fretting or vexing. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. That which has the quality of eating or wearing away gradually. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. That which has the power of fretting or irritating. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. Having the power of gradually eating away, as by chemical action. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. Having the power of corroding. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. Having the quality of eating away. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. Having power to corrode. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. 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.
  17. Consuming; wearing away; fretting; vexing. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for corrosive

  1. And send the story of the Steel- Blues' corrosive acid to it. – Acid Bath by Vaseleos Garson
  2. But this was long after the Cambridge episode, in which Longfellow alone escaped the corrosive touch of his subtle irreverence, or, more strictly speaking, had only the effect of his reverence. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
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