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acrylic of or characteristic of the corrosive liquid acrylic acid. [1/2 definitions]
anticorrosive combined form of corrosive.
aqua regia a volatile, corrosive mixture of nitric and hydrochloric acids, used for dissolving gold and platinum and for testing metals.
bite corrosive effect. [1/19 definitions]
carboy a large bottle, usu. made of glass and surrounded by a protective framework of wood or basketry, used esp. to store and carry corrosive fluids.
gastric ulcer an open sore in the stomach lining, caused by the corrosive action of gastric juice.
hydrazine a colorless and corrosive fuming liquid substance of nitrogen and hydrogen that is used in rocket and jet fuels.
hydrofluoric acid a highly poisonous water solution of hydrogen fluoride, colorless and corrosive, used esp. in etching glass.
lye a corrosive substance, esp. potassium or sodium hydroxide, usu. dissolved in water.
mordant caustic or corrosive. [2/5 definitions]
nitric acid a colorless, volatile, highly corrosive acid with strong oxidizing properties.
noncorrosive combined form of corrosive.
pyrosulfuric acid a corrosive acid used in the making of explosives and dyes.
selenic acid a colorless highly corrosive acid resembling sulfuric acid.
sulfuric acid a corrosive acid, usu. made from sulfur dioxide, that is used to make products such as chemicals, paints, and explosives.