See corrasion.

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  • Corrasive — Cor*ra sive ( s?v), a. Corrosive. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Corrasive sores which eat into the flesh. Holland. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • corrasive — āsiv, āziv adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary corras (from Latin corrasus) + ive : producing or tending to produce corrasion * * * corrasive see corrosive …   Useful english dictionary

  • corrasive — adjective see corrade …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • corrasive — cor·ra·sive …   English syllables

  • corrasion — corrasive /keuh ray siv/, adj. /keuh ray zheuhn/, n. the mechanical erosion of soil and rock by the abrasive action of particles set in motion by running water, wind, glacial ice, and gravity. [1605 15; < L corras(us) scraped together (ptp. of… …   Universalium

  • corrade — verb (corraded; corrading) Etymology: Latin corradere to scrape together, from com + radere to scrape more at rodent Date: 1646 transitive verb to wear away by abrasion intransitive verb to crumble away through abrasion • …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • corrasion — noun An instance of corrading, i.e. wearing away by abrasion See Also: corrade, corrasive, corrode, rasor …   Wiktionary

  • corrade — [kə rād′] vt., vi. corraded, corrading [< L corradere, to scrape together < com , together + radere, to scrape: see RAT] to erode by the abrasive action of running water, wind, glacial ice, etc. containing sand, pebbles, and other debris… …   English World dictionary

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