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Definition of the verb corrode

What does corrode mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: corroded | corroding | corrodes

  1. cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid
  2. become destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an acid

Alternative definition of the verb corrode


  1. [transitive] 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.
  2. [transitive] To consume; to wear away; to prey upon; to impair.
  3. [intransitive] To have corrosive action; to be subject to corrosion.


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Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Corrode

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (1980)

Volume 11 - Computer-Aided Process Analysis to Copyright by John J. McKetta Jr

Nonoxidizing acids such as acetic, sulfuric, hydrochloric, and phosphoric cause little damage, but copper and copper alloys corrode rapidly in oxidizing acids such as nitric and chromic. Corrosion in acids generally depends on the presence of ...

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Usage statistics about corrode

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb corrode:


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Quotes about Corrode

Sharp acids corrode their own containers.
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Scrabble value of C3O1R1R1O1D2E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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