adjective Date: 1830 tending to erode or to induce or permit erosion; also caused or marked by erosion <
erosive arthritis
erosiveness nounerosivity noun

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  • Erosive — E*ro sive, a. That erodes or gradually eats away; tending to erode; corrosive. Humble. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • erosive — index caustic Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • erosive — [ē rō′siv, irō′siv] adj. causing erosion; eroding …   English World dictionary

  • erosive — 1. Having the property of eroding or wearing away. 2. An eroding agent. * * * ero·sive i rō siv, ziv adj tending to erode or to induce or permit erosion <erosive lesions> also caused or marked by erosion <erosive arthritis> * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • érosive — ● érosif, érosive adjectif (latin erosum, rongé, avec l influence de corrosif) Qui produit l érosion. Qui est sensible à l érosion …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • erosive — erosion ► NOUN ▪ the process or result of eroding or being eroded. DERIVATIVES erosional adjective erosive adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • erosive — adjective 1. wearing away by friction the erosive effects of waves on the shoreline • Similar to: ↑destructive • Derivationally related forms: ↑erode 2. of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical… …   Useful english dictionary

  • erosive — erosiveness, erosivity, n. /i roh siv/, adj. serving to erode; causing erosion. [1820 30; < L eros(us) (see EROSE) + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • erosive — adjective a) of or pertaining to erosion b) causing or tending to cause erosion …   Wiktionary

  • erosive — e ro·sive || əʊsɪv adj. promoting erosion, inducing erosion; serving to erode …   English contemporary dictionary

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