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cor|ro´sive|ly
cor|ro|sive «kuh ROH sihv», adjective, noun.
–adj.
1. eating away gradually; tending to corrode: »

acids and other corrosive materials.

SYNONYM(S): caustic, mordant.
2. Figurative. wearing to the mind or feelings; fretting: »

the corrosive effect of constant anxiety.

–n.
a substance that corrodes: »

Most acids are corrosives.

SYNONYM(S): mordant.
cor|ro´sive|ly, adverb.
cor|ro´sive|ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • cor|ro´sive|ness — cor|ro|sive «kuh ROH sihv», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. eating away gradually; tending to corrode: »acids and other corrosive materials. SYNONYM(S): caustic, mordant. 2. Figurative. wearing to the mind or feelings; fretting: »the corrosive effect… …   Useful english dictionary

  • an|ti|cor|ro|sive — «AN tee kuh ROH sihv», noun, adjective. –n. a substance or agent that prevents or counteracts corrosion. –adj. that acts as an anticorrosive …   Useful english dictionary

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  • sive — ab·es·sive; abu·sive; ad·es·sive; ad·he·sive·me·ter; ad·he·sive·ness; ad·mis·sive; ad·ver·sive; ag·gres·sive·ness; Air·bra·sive; al·lu·sive; ap·pre·hen·sive; as·cen·sive; cen·sive; cic·a·tri·sive; co·he·sive; col·lu·sive; com·pas·sive;… …   English syllables

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