Corrosively
Corrosive Cor*ro"sive, n. 1. That which has the quality of eating or wearing away gradually. [1913 Webster]

[Corrosives] act either directly, by chemically destroying the part, or indirectly by causing inflammation and gangrene. --Dunglison. [1913 Webster]

2. That which has the power of fretting or irritating. [1913 Webster]

Such speeches . . . are grievous corrosives. --Hooker. -- {Cor*ro"sive*ly}, adv. -- {Cor*ro"sive*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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