corrosive corrosive  /kə ˈroʊ sɪv/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a substance having the tendency to cause corrosion (such a strong acids or alkali)
  2. (adj) of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action
  3. (adj) spitefully sarcastic

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Usage(s):

  1. At each stage, the most persuasive advocates were movie idols and rock stars salesmen, by example, of countless beguiling or corrosive fashions.
  2. Its corrosive assault on buildings and water systems costs millions of dollars annually.
  3. Many who oppose censorship now wonder if the mounting taste for porn is a symptom of decay, of corrosive boredom, of withdrawal from social concern for obsessive personal pleasures.

News

  1. Joe Klein: Civil-Liberties Freak-Out Harms U.S. Democracy

    The NSA's data-mining operation has been legal for years, but civil libertarians are once again concerned that the government is trying to rob us of our freedoms. This idea is corrosive to our democracy
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Time Magazine

  2. Severe Service Bearings are greaseless, non-corrosive.

    Fully non-corrosive and completely grease-less, Type E Solution® bearings are constructed with 304 stainless housing, Poly-Sphere® plane bearing made from high performance polymer, plus 316 stainless locking sleeve. Plane bearing design also makes it possible to offer completely split inserts in addition to split housings. Bearings are available in one-piece or split styles of pillow blocks, 4 ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

Quotes

  1. "We face more than a deficit of dollars right now," Obama said. "We face a deficit of trust -- deep and corrosive doubts about how Washington works that have been growing for years."
    on Jan 27, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: NPR

  2. "Indeed, it will continue to be a corrosive force until the price of homes in the United States stabilizes," Greenspan said.
    on Sep 14, 2008 By: Alan Greenspan Source: CNNMoney.com

  3. "It is corrosive to American society," Biden said. "It's awfully hard to build anything with that kind of corrosion."
    on Oct 23, 2008 By: Joe Biden Source: FOXNews

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