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  • adj. Corrosive.
  • n. A corrosive.
  • n. Something damaging or annoying; an inconvenience, an evil.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Corrosive.
  • n. A corrosive.

Etymologies

Syncopated form of corrosive. (Wiktionary)

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  • These, O you solitariness, may both endure,
    And be a chirurgeon to find me a cure:
    For this curst corsive eating my best rest,
    Memory, sad memory in you once blessed,
    But now most miserable with the weight
    Of that which only shows love's strange deceit,
    You are that cruel wound that inly wears
    My soul, my body wasting into tears.

    - Lady Mary Roth, 'Urania'.

    July 28, 2009