corsive

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Syncopated form of corrosive.

Adjective[edit]

corsive (comparative more corsive, superlative most corsive)

  1. (obsolete) Corrosive.

Noun[edit]

corsive (plural corsives)

  1. (medicine, obsolete) A corrosive.
  2. (obsolete) Something damaging or annoying; an inconvenience, an evil.
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, New York, 2001, p.107:
      From commonwealths and cities I will descend to families, which have as many corsives and molestations, as frequent discontents as the rest.

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

corsive

  1. feminine plural of corsivo

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