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corrosive
used in Atlas Shrugged

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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
  • 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.
    2.3 Part 2 Chapter 3 — White Blackmail (17% in)
  • If you consider that for thirteen years this Institute has had a department of metallurgical research, which has cost over twenty million dollars and has produced nothing but a new silver polish and a new anti-corrosive preparation, which, I believe, is not so good as the old ones-you can imagine what the public reaction will be if some private individual comes out with a product that revolutionizes the entire science of metallurgy and proves to be sensationally successful!
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (51% in)

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