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corrode


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Corrode  \Cor*rode"\  (k?r-r?d")  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Corroded}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Corroding}.]  [L.  corrodere  -rosum;  cor  + 
  rodere  to  gnaw:  cf  F.  corroder.  See  {Rodent}.] 
  1.  To  eat  away  by  degrees;  to  wear  away  or  diminish  by 
  gradually  separating  or  destroying  small  particles  of  as 
  by  action  of  a  strong  acid  or  a  caustic  alkali. 
 
  Aqua  fortis  corroding  copper  .  .  .  is  wont  to  reduce 
  it  to  a  green-blue  solution.  --Boyle. 
 
  2.  To  consume;  to  wear  away  to  prey  upon  to  impair. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Corrode  \Cor*rode"\,  v.  i. 
  To  have  corrosive  action  to  be  subject  to  corrosion. 
 
  {Corroding  lead},  lead  sufficiently  pure  to  be  used  in  making 
  white  lead  by  a  process  of  corroding. 
 
  Syn:  To  canker;  gnaw;  rust;  waste;  wear  away 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  corrode 
  v  1:  cause  to  rust;  "The  acid  corroded  the  metal"  [syn:  {eat},  {rust}] 
  2:  become  destroyed  by  water  or  air;  "The  metal  corroded"  [syn: 
  {rust}] 




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