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cor•ro•sive



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.

n.
something corrosive, as an acid or drug.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

corrosioncorrosive sublimate
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