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Corrosive


CORROSIVE, adjective

1. Eating; wearing away; having the power of gradually wearing, consuming or impairing; as corrosive sublimate; corrosive care; a corrosive ulcer.

2. Having the quality of fretting or vexing.

CORROSIVE sublimate, the corrosive muriate or perchloride of mercury.

CORROSIVE, noun

1. That which has the quality of eating or wearing gradually.

2. That which has the power of fretting.