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corrosive
used in Gulliver's Travels

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Definition
damaging or harmful — such as when describing a strong acid or bad behavior

or (more rarely):

something causing damage or harm — such as a strong acid
  • ...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.
    Part 3 — A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, .... (53% in)

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