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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Corrosive \Cor*ro"sive\, noun

1. That which has the quality of eating or wearing away gradually.

[Corrosives] act either directly, by chemically destroying the part, or indirectly by causing inflammation and gangrene. --Dunglison.

2. That which has the power of fretting or irritating.

Such speeches . . . are grievous corrosives. --Hooker. -- {Cor*ro"sive*ly}, adverb -- {Cor*ro"sive*ness}, noun

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