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VERB (2)

1. cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid;
- Example: "The acid corroded the metal"
- Example: "The steady dripping of water rusted the metal stopper in the sink"
[syn: corrode, eat, rust]

2. become destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an acid;
- Example: "The metal corroded"
- Example: "The pipes rusted"
[syn: corrode, rust]

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4 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Corrode \Cor*rode"\, v. i. To have corrosive action; to be subject to corrosion. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Aqua fortis corroding copper . . . is wont to reduce it to a green-blue solution. --Boyle. [1913 Webster] 2. To consume; to wear away; to prey upon; to impair. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

corrode v 1: cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid; "The acid corroded the metal"; "The steady dripping of water rusted the metal stopper in the sink" [syn: corrode, eat, rust] 2: become destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an acid; "The metal corroded"; "The pipes rusted" [syn: corrode, rust]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

65 Moby Thesaurus words for "corrode": abate, ablate, atomize, bate, be eaten away, bite, break up, canker, come apart, consume, consume away, crack up, crumble, crumble into dust, decay, decline, decompose, decrease, deliquesce, die away, diminish, disintegrate, disjoin, disorganize, dissolve, dive, drop, drop off, dwindle, eat, eat away, eat into, eat out, ebb, erode, etch, fall, fall away, fall off, fall to pieces, fission, gnaw, languish, lessen, let up, melt away, molder, nibble away, oxidize, plummet, plunge, run low, rust, sag, scour, shrink, sink, split, subside, tail off, wane, waste, waste away, wear, wear away