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corrosive

kuh roh siv

  • n  a substance having the tendency to cause corrosion (such a strong acids or alkali)
  • s  of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action
  • s  spitefully sarcastic
    corrosive cristism

  • At each stage, the most persuasive advocates were movie idols and rock stars salesmen, by example, of countless beguiling or corrosive fashions.
  • She goes further, worrying out loud about the country's lack of fairness, the corrosive cynicism of its citizens and how Americans "spend more time talking about what we can't do .
  • Its corrosive assault on buildings and water systems costs millions of dollars annually.
News & Articles

  • 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 ...
    June 10, 2013 - ThomasNet
  • 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
    June 10, 2013 - Time Magazine
Quotes

  • Barack Obama in NPR
    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."
  • Alan Greenspan in CNNMoney.com
    Indeed, it will continue to be a corrosive force until the price of homes in the United States stabilizes,Greenspan said.
  • Joe Biden in FOXNews
    It is corrosive to American society,Biden said. "It's awfully hard to build anything with that kind of corrosion."

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