corrosive


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corrosive

[kə′rō·siv]
(materials)
A substance that causes corrosion.
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He completed the sentence and the tale by burying his face in the down-tilted mouth of the condensed milk can and by gurgling the corrosive drink down his throat in thirsty gulps.
This priest I was able to find, and though he proved a very argumentative fellow, who took it absurdly amiss that I should point out to him the corrosive effect which modern science must have upon his beliefs, he none the less gave me some positive information.
Hers, if she ever had it, had been drenched in as ugly a lot of corrosive liquid as could be imagined.
This doctor therefore proposed, "that upon the meeting of the senate, certain physicians should attend it the three first days of their sitting, and at the close of each day's debate feel the pulses of every senator; after which, having maturely considered and consulted upon the nature of the several maladies, and the methods of cure, they should on the fourth day return to the senate house, attended by their apothecaries stored with proper medicines; and before the members sat, administer to each of them lenitives, aperitives, abstersives, corrosives, restringents, palliatives, laxatives, cephalalgics, icterics, apophlegmatics, acoustics, as their several cases required; and, according as these medicines should operate, repeat, alter, or omit them, at the next meeting."
Initially, officers were unsure what kind of substance had been thrown, but Merseyside Police say tests have now confirmed the substance was corrosive and the attack was targeted.
Method: The randomized controlled trial was conducted at Mayo Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan, from November 10, 2014, to November 10, 2015, and comprised patients of either gender aged 15-50years who had corrosive ooesophageal stricture.
Police will be able to stop and search people they suspect of carrying a corrosive substance in public places, under Home Office proposals published in a consultation.
The kit, which is backed by police leaders, will enable officers to determine on the spot whether an individual is carrying a corrosive substance and take immediate action to help stop life-threatening acid attacks.
The proposed new laws, which combine both devolved and reserved issues around offensive weapons, will also ban the sale of the most dangerous corrosive products to under 18s, and make it an offence to be in possession of a corrosive substance in public.
Corrosive substances - such as acids, alkalis and chemicals - are increasingly being used as weapons.
Chief Supt Wayne Jones at North Wales Police said: "Attacks using acid or other corrosive substances are extremely rare in North Wales compared to larger metropolitan areas.