Corrosiveness



[kuh-roh-siv] /kəˈroʊ sɪv/

adjective
1.
having the quality of or eating away; erosive.
2.
harmful or destructive; deleterious:
the corrosive effect of poverty on their marriage.
3.
sharply sarcastic; caustic:
corrosive comments on the speaker’s integrity.
noun
4.
something corrosive, as an acid or drug.
/kəˈrəʊsɪv/
adjective
1.
(esp of acids or alkalis) capable of destroying solid materials
2.
tending to eat away or consume
3.
cutting; sarcastic: a corrosive remark
noun
4.
a corrosive substance, such as a strong acid or alkali
adj.

late 14c., from Old French corrosif (13c.), from corroder (see corrode).

corrosive cor·ro·sive (kə-rō’sĭv, -zĭv)
adj.
Causing or tending to cause the gradual destruction of a substance by chemical action. n.
A substance having the capability or tendency to cause slow destruction.

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