corrosive: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ku-rō'siv), [key]
— adj.
  1. having the quality of corroding 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.
  1. something corrosive, as an acid or drug.
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