having the quality of corroding or eating away; erosive.
harmful or destructive; deleterious: the corrosive effect of poverty on their marriage.
sharply sarcastic; caustic: corrosive comments on the speaker's integrity.
something corrosive, as an acid or drug.
Origin: 1350–1400;late Middle English (< Middle French) < Medieval Latincorrōsīvus, equivalent to Latincorrōs(us) (see corrosion) + -īvus-ive; replacing Middle Englishcorosif < Middle French < Latin as above
corrosive cor·ro·sive (kə-rō'sĭv, -zĭv) adj. Causing or tending to cause the gradual destruction of a substance by chemical action. n. A substance having the capability or tendency to cause slow destruction.