Corrosive

Cor*ro"sive

, n. 1. That which has the quality of eating or wearing away gradually.
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[Corrosives] act either directly, by chemically destroying the part, or indirectly by causing inflammation and gangrene.
Dunglison.
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2. That which has the power of fretting or irritating.
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Such speeches . . . are grievous corrosives.
Hooker.

-- Cor*ro"sive*ly, adv. -- Cor*ro"sive*ness, n.
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