CORROSIVE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of CORROSIVE
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 a.  eating away by chemicals or disease
Classic Sentence:
1  Martyrdom is sublimation, corrosive sublimation.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER IV—THE IMMORTAL LIVER 68
2  For it is plain, that every word we speak is, in some degree, a diminution of our lunge by corrosion, and, consequently, contributes to the shortening of our lives.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Context  Highlight   In PART 3: CHAPTER V.
3  She no longer meant to destroy them: that intention had been effaced by the quick corrosion of Mrs. Peniston's words.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
Example Sentence:
1  Stainless steel is able to withstand the effects of corrosive chemicals.
2  A large glass or plastic bottle, usually encased in a protective basket or crate and often used to hold corrosive liquids.
3  Humans have most likely been trying to understand and control corrosion for as long as they have been using metal objects.
4  They are sprayed with oil to prevent corrosion.