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Titanium is resistant to the corrosive effect.
  damaging or harmful — such as when describing a strong acid or bad behavior

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something causing damage or harm — such as a strong acid
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corrosive corrosives corrosiveness corrosively
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  • Titanium is resistant to the corrosive effect.
  • corrosive effect of the post-modern philosophy
  • The corrosive spray that hit his face seared into his lungs and eyes, blinding him.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Hatchet
  • His throat burned as if he’d swallowed corrosive chemicals.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order

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  • Good old reliable H2SO4, an oily, colorless, corrosive liquid used in dyes, paints, explosives, and many chemical experiments.
    Rodman Philbrick  --  Freak the Mighty
  • All I could think of was Kilvin’s statement during the demonstration: In addition to being highly corrosive, the gas burns wizen it comes in contact with air ….
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • I imagined she would have already hosed us down with acid if she weren’t worried about the long-term effects of corrosives on her larvae.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • My mouth filled with liquid, bile and blood from biting my tongue, salty and corrosive and sweet.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • Disappointment was as dark and corrosive in her as the Black Thing.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • Another one named Zach Sklar was a Russian Jew" Stone considered the program an insidious, corrosive threat to his domination of the island’s people and politics.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide

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  • Thus with Sophie it may have been this complex of emotions that caused her to be silent about certain things—this corrosive guilt together with a simple but passionately motivated reticence.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Corrosive to the soul, quite possibly.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Their bodies were slashed with open cracks that formed under the corrosive onslaught of sun, salt, wind, and fuel residue.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • He’s a corrosive gas.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • She’s responsible for plagues, sickness, and catastrophes; she’s immune to fire, radiation, toxins, corrosives, disease, and aging.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • In much of the United States, legitimate concerns about immigration and anti-immigrant measures have had a corrosive side effect: immigrants have been dehumanized and demonized.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • It’s a corrosive gas, like fluorine, which is used to etch glass.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • THE IMMORTAL LIVER Martyrdom is sublimation, corrosive sublimation.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Harry felt a corrosive hatred toward Ron: Something had broken between them.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • The clinging, overpowering conviction of death spread steadily with the continuing rainfall, soaking mordantly into each man’s ailing countenance like the corrosive blot of some crawling disease.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • He could taste the familiar tang of museum air—an arid, deionized essence that carried a faint hint of carbon—the product of industrial, coal-filter dehumidifiers that ran around the clock to counteract the corrosive carbon dioxide exhaled by visitors.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • She stopped suddenly as doubt struck her with vicious and corrosive force.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • Aylmer snatched the metallic plate and threw it into a jar of corrosive acid.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Birthmark
  • It is sticking here in the pit of my stomach, eating into me like a corrosive acid.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  An Enemy of the People
  • It has been proven that the devil has sulphuric properties and this is just a little corrosive sublimate.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • But in the end it comes down to a matter of respect, and the simplest way that respect is communicated is through tone of voice, and the most corrosive tone of voice that a doctor can assume is a dominant tone.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • The only antidote for the corrosive poison of violence is finding peace within yourself.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • After completion of laconic epistolary compositions she abandoned the implement of calligraphy in the encaustic pigment, exposed to the corrosive action of copperas, green vitriol and nutgall.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Binet explained that he wanted a corrosive to make himself some copperwater with which to remove rust from his hunting things.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • If somebody had doctored them with corrosive sublimate, they would have been Not-Done seeds, and that was that Even the moons, mammies, doves, etc., in the broadcasts were completely described when they were stated to be done ones.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Among other zoophytes there were Portuguese men–of–war known by the name Physalia pelagica, like big, oblong bladders with a pearly sheen, spreading their membranes to the wind, letting their blue tentacles drift like silken threads; to the eye delightful jellyfish, to the touch actual nettles that ooze a corrosive liquid.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Mami’s letters, as regular as the months themselves, were corrosive slaps in the face.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • The public condemnation was corrosive.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • That great admirer of yours, Miss Dagny Taggart, was furious at me for the mere hint of a suggestion that her hero wasn’t as pure as his stainless, non-corrosive rail.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • The valves were made of titanium because they had to function reliably after prolonged exposure to high temperature, and also because titanium was very corrosion-resistant—high-temperature water was murderously corrosive.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • …several maladies, and the methods of cure, they should on the fourth day return to the senate house, attended by their apothecaries stored with proper medicines; and before the members sat, administer to each of them lenitives, aperitives, abstersives, corrosives, restringents, palliatives, laxatives, cephalalgics, icterics, apophlegmatics, acoustics, as their several cases required; and, according as these medicines should operate, repeat, alter, or omit them, at the next meeting.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • They were finishing a bottle of corrosive bootlegged whisky and imploring the bell-boy, "Say, son, can you get us some more of this embalming fluid?"
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • What touched Isabel like a drop of corrosive acid upon an open wound was the knowledge that Osmond dishonoured her in his words as well as in his thoughts.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • …what ye are, Great things resolved, which from the lowest deep Will once more lift us up, in spite of fate, Nearer our ancient seat—perhaps in view Of those bright confines, whence, with neighbouring arms, And opportune excursion, we may chance Re-enter Heaven; or else in some mild zone Dwell, not unvisited of Heaven’s fair light, Secure, and at the brightening orient beam Purge off this gloom: the soft delicious air, To heal the scar of these corrosive fires, Shall breathe her balm.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • Dorothea accused herself of some meanness in this timidity: it was always odious to her to have any small fears or contrivances about her actions, but at this moment she was seeking the highest aid possible that she might not dread the corrosiveness of Celia’s pretty carnally minded prose.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • He started thinking about the properties of wood and the corrosiveness of salt water.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • Also the fuel is corrosive, to the internal tanks, so we had to drain it.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • Probably one in four carried disease, and those who did not spread their own corrosive discouragement.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • On December 16, 1989, thousands of people took to the streets of Timisoara to protest his corrosive regime.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • Another hillside was covered with lean-tos and shacks of corrugated tin, the colors rust brown or a darker corrosive hue.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Death, he had come to believe, was a corrosive thing, and the more he was around it, the more it gnawed away at who he was.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • He was a small, skinny, clean-shaven man, and so ugly—caustically, one could almost say corrosively, ugly—that the cousins were astonished.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • What touched Isabel like a drop of corrosive acid upon an open wound was the knowledge that Osmond dishonoured her in his words as well as in his thoughts.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • Meanwhile, abiding a day of judgment, she fought ceaselessly to deny the bitter drops in her cup, to tear back the slow, the intangibly slow growth of a hot, corrosive lichen eating into her heart.
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage
  • And fully partaking his stupefaction, if not his joy, I read on the eastern side of the huge block of stone, the same characters, half eaten away by the corrosive action of time, the name, to me a thousand times accursed— [Illustration: Runic Glyphs] "Arne Saknussemm!" cried my uncle, "now, unbeliever, do you begin to have faith?"
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
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