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corrosive

[kə′rō·siv]
(materials)
A substance that causes corrosion.
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This intergenerational transmission of cruelty as love not only has deleterious effects on black family stability, but also on the current attitudes and beliefs that young black men, corrosively hating and murderously angry, have on black women because these young black men, "their bodies--the spurned and humiliated children within - still did not feel understood and respected.
Wisener believes GeoKrete will be an industry "game changer" for rehabilitating corrosively deteriorated manholes, pipes and other underground structures.
Despite a legitimate aspiration to "improve social conditions" and enlarge "black middle-class access to state power," Smith writes that the Estime administration was incapable of rooting out a corrosively putrefied system of corruption in his government, nor could he prevent the Catholic Church from "undermining his regime.
The film version of that corrosively dysfunctional family saga, starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, is just now making its way into movie theaters around the country.
These new and menacing simulacra will act skillfully and corrosively with the clarity of physical and diurnal appearances, a clarity which, with its special quality of self-reserve or modesty, will make us dream of the old metaphysical mechanism which has something about it that may readily be confused with the very essence of nature, which, according to Heraclitus, delights in hiding itself.
It is evident that this art of talk," argued Cano corrosively (De locis theologicis, IX, 1), "which intends to mask itself as dialectics (although it is quite far from being that), must be banished from philosophy, and with greater reason, from the realm of theology.
Their models move corrosively within systems; the gallery collapses into the train, the apartment, the street.
The Warren Commission was a short-term success in defusing the mounting tension over the assassination, but in the long run the obvious gaps in its report (even if, ultimately, it correctly identified Oswald as the assassin) corrosively undermined the credibility of American government.
In even the most inhospitable places-the freezing Antarctic permafrost, Sun-baked salt pans in Tunisia or the corrosively acidic Rio Tinto in Spain-pockets of life can be found.
Perhaps worst of all, he recognized that in some respects he was corrosively repeating events of two decades earlier, when he had turned to Olivia Shakespear somewhat cynically as a substitute for Gonne, judging that "if I could not get the woman I loved it would be a comfort even for a little while to devote myself to another.
Satirizing the foibles both of human kind and, more precisely, the Northern readership of the Atlantic, this unequivocal and corrosively antiwar tour de force incorporates within it the objections of Hawthorne's editor, James T.