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English definition of “corrosive”

corrosive

adjective     /kəˈrəʊ.sɪv/ US  /-ˈroʊ-/
A corrosive substance causes damage by chemical action: a highly corrosive acidPhysical and chemical processes harmful and causing bad feelings: the corrosive influence of racismDangerous and harmfulSerious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad corrosively     /-li/ adverb Physical and chemical processes
(Definition of corrosive adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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