corrosive substance

sustancia corrosiva

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  • Corrosive substance — European Union standard symbol for corrosives. GHS and other symbols are similar. A corrosive substance is one that will destroy or irreversibly damage another surface or substance with which it comes into contact. The main hazards to people… …   Wikipedia

  • corrosive — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ tending to cause corrosion. ► NOUN ▪ a corrosive substance. DERIVATIVES corrosively adverb corrosiveness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • corrosive — [[t]kəro͟ʊsɪv[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED A corrosive substance is able to destroy solid materials by a chemical reaction. Sodium and sulphur are highly corrosive. 2) ADJ GRADED If you say that something has a corrosive effect, you mean that it gradually… …   English dictionary

  • corrosive — cor|ro|sive [kəˈrəusıv US ˈrou ] adj 1.) a corrosive liquid such as an acid can destroy metal, plastic etc ▪ a highly corrosive substance 2.) written gradually making something weaker, and possibly destroying it = ↑damaging ▪ the corrosive effect …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • corrosive — adj. & n. adj. tending to corrode or consume. n. a corrosive substance. Phrases and idioms: corrosive sublimate mercuric chloride, a strong acid poison, used as a fungicide, antiseptic, etc. Derivatives: corrosively adv. corrosiveness n.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • corrosive esophagitis — esophagitis following ingestion of a caustic or corrosive substance, usually strongly alkaline or acid, such as when a child ingests a household cleaner. Injury may be limited to superficial mucosa or may extend deeper. Called also caustic e …   Medical dictionary

  • corrosive — cor|ro|sive [ kə rousıv ] adjective 1. ) a corrosive substance contains chemicals that can cause damage 2. ) FORMAL causing gradual damage to something such as a society, an institution, or a relationship …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • corrosive — adjective tending to cause corrosion. noun a corrosive substance. Derivatives corrosively adverb corrosiveness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • corrosive — UK [kəˈrəʊsɪv] / US [kəˈroʊsɪv] adjective 1) chemistry a corrosive substance contains chemicals that can cause damage 2) formal causing gradual damage to something such as a society, an institution, or a relationship …   English dictionary

  • corrosive — [kəˈrəʊsɪv] adj a corrosive substance contains chemicals that gradually cause damage …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • Corrosive — Cor*ro sive (k?r r? s?v), a. [Cf. F. corrosif.] 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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