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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cor·ro·sive /-ˈrosɪv, zɪv/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 cor·ro·sive /-ˈrosɪv, zɪv/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cor·ro·sive a.
 1. Eating away; having the power of gradually wearing, changing, or destroying the texture or substance of a body; as, the corrosive action of an acid. Corrosive liquors.” --Grew. Corrosive famine.” --Thomson.
 2. Having the quality of fretting or vexing.
    Care is no cure, but corrosive.   --Shak.
 Corrosive sublimate Chem., mercuric chloride, HgCl2; so called because obtained by sublimation, and because of its harsh irritating action on the body tissue. Usually it is in the form of a heavy, transparent, crystalline substance, easily soluble, and of an acrid, burning taste. It is a virulent poison, a powerful antiseptic, and an excellent antisyphilitic; called also mercuric bichloride. It is to be carefully distinguished from calomel, the mild chloride of mercury.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cor·ro·sive, n.
 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, adv. -- Cor*ro*sive*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of
            destroying or eating away by chemical action [syn: caustic,
             erosive, vitriolic]
      n : a substance having the tendency to cause corrosion (such a
          strong acids or alkali)