corrode


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cor·rode

 (kə-rōd′)
v. cor·rod·ed, cor·rod·ing, cor·rodes
v.tr.
1. To destroy (a metal or alloy) gradually, especially by oxidation or chemical action: The acid corroded the metal.
2. To impair steadily; deteriorate: "Doubt and mistrust could creep into our lives, corroding personal and professional relationships" (Philip Taubman).
v.intr.
To be eaten or worn away.

[Middle English corroden, from Latin corrōdere, to gnaw away : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + rōdere, to gnaw; see rēd- in Indo-European roots.]

cor·rod′i·ble, cor·ro′si·ble (-rō′sə-bəl) adj.

corrode

(kəˈrəʊd)
vb
1. (Chemistry) to eat away or be eaten away, esp by chemical action as in the oxidation or rusting of a metal
2. (tr) to destroy gradually; consume: his jealousy corroded his happiness.
[C14: from Latin corrōdere to gnaw to pieces, from rōdere to gnaw; see rodent, rat]
corˈrodant, corˈrodent n
corˈroder n
corˈrodible, corrosible adj
corˌrodiˈbility, corrosibility n

cor•rode

(kəˈroʊd)

v. -rod•ed, -rod•ing. v.t.
1. to eat or wear away gradually as if by gnawing, esp. by chemical action.
2. to impair; deteriorate: Jealousy corroded his character.
v.i.
3. to become corroded.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin corrōdere to gnaw to pieces =cor- cor- + rōdere to gnaw; compare rodent]
cor•rod′i•ble, adj.

corrode


Past participle: corroded
Gerund: corroding

Imperative
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Present
I corrode
you corrode
he/she/it corrodes
we corrode
you corrode
they corrode
Preterite
I corroded
you corroded
he/she/it corroded
we corroded
you corroded
they corroded
Present Continuous
I am corroding
you are corroding
he/she/it is corroding
we are corroding
you are corroding
they are corroding
Present Perfect
I have corroded
you have corroded
he/she/it has corroded
we have corroded
you have corroded
they have corroded
Past Continuous
I was corroding
you were corroding
he/she/it was corroding
we were corroding
you were corroding
they were corroding
Past Perfect
I had corroded
you had corroded
he/she/it had corroded
we had corroded
you had corroded
they had corroded
Future
I will corrode
you will corrode
he/she/it will corrode
we will corrode
you will corrode
they will corrode
Future Perfect
I will have corroded
you will have corroded
he/she/it will have corroded
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they will have corroded
Future Continuous
I will be corroding
you will be corroding
he/she/it will be corroding
we will be corroding
you will be corroding
they will be corroding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been corroding
you have been corroding
he/she/it has been corroding
we have been corroding
you have been corroding
they have been corroding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been corroding
you will have been corroding
he/she/it will have been corroding
we will have been corroding
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they will have been corroding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been corroding
you had been corroding
he/she/it had been corroding
we had been corroding
you had been corroding
they had been corroding
Conditional
I would corrode
you would corrode
he/she/it would corrode
we would corrode
you would corrode
they would corrode
Past Conditional
I would have corroded
you would have corroded
he/she/it would have corroded
we would have corroded
you would have corroded
they would have corroded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.corrode - 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"
damage - inflict damage upon; "The snow damaged the roof"; "She damaged the car when she hit the tree"
rust, corrode - become destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an acid; "The metal corroded"; "The pipes rusted"
2.corrode - become destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an acid; "The metal corroded"; "The pipes rusted"
decay, dilapidate, crumble - fall into decay or ruin; "The unoccupied house started to decay"
corrode, rust, eat - 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"
eat away, fret - wear away or erode

corrode

verb eat away, waste, consume, corrupt, deteriorate, erode, rust, gnaw, oxidize Engineers found that the structure had been corroded by moisture.

corrode

verb
To consume gradually, as by chemical reaction or friction:
Translations
يَحِتُّ، يأكُلُه الصَّدأ
korodovatrozežíratrozleptávat
ætserustetære
kuluaruostuaruostuttaasyöpyäsyövyttää
megtámad
eyîa, tæra
ėsdinantisišėstikorozijarūdytisukeliantis koroziją
saēstsarūsēt
aşın makpaslan mak

corrode

[kəˈrəʊd]
A. VT (lit, fig) → corroer
B. VIcorroerse

corrode

[kəˈrəʊd]
vt
(= wear away) [+ metal, stone] → corroder, ronger
(= lessen) [+ hope, confidence] → corroder
vi [metal, stone] → se corroder

corrode

vt metalzerfressen; (fig)zerstören
vi (metal)korrodieren

corrode

[kəˈrəʊd]
1. vtcorrodere
2. vicorrodersi

corrode

(kəˈrəud) verb
to destroy or eat away (as rust, chemicals etc do).
corˈrosion (-ʒən) noun
corˈrosive (-siv) adjective
tending to corrode.
References in classic literature ?
Nothing can be a stronger proof of the malignant quality of the air than that the rust will immediately corrode both the iron and brass if they are not carefully covered with straw.
And this at, the end of it all, lined with boilerplate that even alcohol will not corrode and that only alcohol will tickle.
Very likely," says the doctor: "I have known people eat in a fever; and it is very easily accounted for; because the acidity occasioned by the febrile matter may stimulate the nerves of the diaphragm, and thereby occasion a craving which will not be easily distinguishable from a natural appetite; but the aliment will not be concreted, nor assimilated into chyle, and so will corrode the vascular orifices, and thus will aggravate the febrific symptoms.
The fiberglass rehabilitation manholes provide a structural barrier that can withstand H-20 traffic loads and is resistant to hydrogen sulfide, which causes concrete to corrode.
Kelleher said an expert witness for the defense would testify that the galvanized cable did not corrode, but was cut at least two months before the accident.
The energy company has admitted blame for allowing a safety pipe to corrode so badly that it split wide open.
Territory maintenance director Andrew Hinton said: "This is a very wet tunnel with a lot of water seepage which has caused the overhead lines to corrode incredibly quickly.
Highways engineers say the concrete structures underneath the viaduct need to be reinforced because salt from the road has begun to corrode the steel bars on the underside of the structure.
And as recently as October 16, 2006, the apostolic nuncio to the United Nations warned that if counter-terrorism should violate fundamental human rights, "it would corrode the very values that it intends to protect.
According to the feature, "The mainstream, copper-based replacements for CCA corrode fasteners more rapidly than CCA, increasing the risk of collapse for thousands of decks and other structures.
said Friday it is recalling about 900,000 pickup trucks worldwide to fix problems with tailgate cables that can corrode and break when loads are placed on them, the Associated Press reported.