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corrosive

EnglishEdit

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Warning symbol for corrosive substances.

EtymologyEdit

From Old French corrosif

AdjectiveEdit

corrosive (comparative more corrosive, superlative most corrosive)

  1. Eating away; having the power of gradually wearing, hanging, or destroying the texture or substance of a body; as the corrosive action of an acid.
  2. Having the quality of fretting or vexing.
    • Shakespeare
      Care is no cure, but corrosive.
  3. destroying or undermining something gradually

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NounEdit

corrosive (plural corrosives)

  1. That which has the quality of eating or wearing away gradually.
  2. Any solid, liquid or gas capable of irreparably harming living tissues or damaging material on contact.

TranslationsEdit


FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

corrosive f

  1. feminine form of corrosif

ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

corrosive

  1. feminine plural of corrosivo

LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

corrōsive

  1. vocative masculine singular of corrōsivus