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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Chemistry
corrosivecor‧ro‧sive /kəˈrəʊsɪv $ -ˈroʊ-/ adjective  1 HCa corrosive liquid such as an acid can destroy metal, plastic etc a highly corrosive substance2 HARM/BE BAD FOR written gradually making something weaker, and possibly destroying it syn damaging the corrosive effect of money in sport
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corrosiveHydrochloric acid is a colorless, corrosive acid.The anxiety is corrosive and I spend much time in a tumult of anger and disbelief.Venus, however, is afflicted with a lethally hot and corrosive atmosphere.We must fight the corrosive effect of discrimination.Also, tidal power generators must be designed to withstand severe wave action and the corrosive effects of seawater.Products which are capable of sterilising are either so noxious or corrosive in the concentration required that they can not be used.The nitrous acid produced later in the reaction chain is toxic, corrosive, mutagenic, teratogenic, and carcinogenic.Endoscopic dilatation is safe and effective for short and long term relief of dysphagia in patients with corrosive oesophageal strictures.Rainwater only should be used with steel tanks as bore water is corrosive on account of its iron content.The reason: the breath of tourists walking through the passageways creates moisture, which then turns into corrosive salt.
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