What Does Corrosive Mean?


Corrosive is a term that is used to describe an object or substance that can wear or destroy other substances or materials. Examples of corrosive elements are acids, bases, dehydrating agents, strong oxidisers, organic halides and alkylating agents.
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having the quality of corroding or eating away; erosive.
harmful or destructive; deleterious: the corrosive effect of poverty on their marriage.
sharply sarcastic; caustic: corrosive comments on the speaker's integrity.
something corrosive, as an acid or drug.
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A corrosive substance is one that has the ability to cause severe damage to living tissue by chemical action. It can also be defined as any chemical agent that reacts with the surface of a material causing it to deteriorate or wear away, such as strong acids.
Corrosive refers to the abrasive or abrasive or reactive properties of a substance that enable it to eat away at the structure of another material thus degrading it. This corrosive action may either be gradual or instant depending on the degree of corrosiveness of the substance. It is usually regarded as unwanted.
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