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Definitions of corrosive:

part of speech: adjective

Agent that consumes or eats away.

part of speech: adjective

1. Causing the wearing away or disintegration of any part or structure. 2. An agent which produces corrosion, such as an acid.

Usage examples for corrosive:

  • Wretches were hired to mingle with the crowd and sprinkle corrosive liquids on the dresses of the females some of them were even instructed to commit acts of indecency, so that all respectable persons were driven from the gardens through the fear of being injured or insulted: As it was wished to create disturbance under the very eyes of the King, and to make him doubt the reality of the sentiments so openly expressed in his favour, the agents of the Police mingled the cry of " Vive l'Empereur!" "The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte", Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  • He loved her- this man whose life was all behind him, and whose heart was of stone, and whose speech was acrid as the most corrosive element known to chemistry. "The Sign of the Spider", Bertram Mitford

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