[kuh-roh-siv] /kəˈroʊ sɪv/
having the quality of or eating away; erosive.
harmful or destructive; deleterious:
the corrosive effect of poverty on their marriage.
sharply sarcastic; caustic:
corrosive comments on the speaker’s integrity.
something corrosive, as an acid or drug.
(esp of acids or alkalis) capable of destroying solid materials
tending to eat away or consume
cutting; sarcastic: a corrosive remark
a corrosive substance, such as a strong acid or alkali
late 14c., from Old French corrosif (13c.), from corroder (see corrode).
corrosive cor·ro·sive (kə-rō’sĭv, -zĭv)
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.
[kuh-ruhpt] /kəˈrʌpt/ adjective 1. guilty of dishonest practices, as bribery; lacking integrity; crooked: a corrupt judge. 2. debased in character; depraved; perverted; wicked; evil: a corrupt society. 3. made inferior by errors or alterations, as a text. 4. infected; tainted. 5. decayed; putrid. verb (used with object) 6. to destroy the integrity of; cause to […]
[kawr-ti-kuh l] /ˈkɔr tɪ kəl/ adjective 1. Anatomy. of, pertaining to, resembling, or consisting of . 2. Physiology. resulting from the function or condition of the . 3. Botany. of or relating to the . adj. 1670s, from Modern Latin corticalis, from cortex “bark of a tree” (see cortex). cortical cor·ti·cal (kôr’tĭ-kəl) adj.
- Non-count noun
noun, Grammar. 1. a noun, as water, electricity, or happiness, that typically refers to an indefinitely divisible substance or an abstract notion, and that in English cannot be used, in such a sense, with the indefinite article or in the plural. noun 1. a noun that refers to an extended substance rather than to each […]
[kuhv-i-tuh s] /ˈkʌv ɪ təs/ adjective 1. inordinately or wrongly desirous of wealth or possessions; greedy. 2. eagerly desirous. /ˈkʌvɪtəs/ adjective 1. (usually postpositive) and foll by of. jealously eager for the possession of something (esp the property of another person) adj. mid-13c., from Old French coveitos (12c., Modern French convoiteux) “desirous, covetous,” from Vulgar […]