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corrosion


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Corrosion  \Cor*ro"sion\  (k?r-r?"zh?n),  n.  [LL.  corrosio:  cf  F. 
  corrosion.  See  {Corrode}.] 
  The  action  or  effect  of  corrosive  agents,  or  the  process  of 
  corrosive  change;  as  the  rusting  of  iron  is  a  variety  of 
  corrosion. 
 
  Corrosion  is  a  particular  species  of  dissolution  of 
  bodies,  either  by  an  acid  or  a  saline  menstruum.  --John 
  Quincy. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  corrosion 
  n  1:  a  state  of  deterioration  in  metals  caused  by  oxidation  or 
  chemical  action 
  2:  erosion  by  chemical  action  [syn:  {corroding},  {erosion}] 




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