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[kuh-reyd, kaw-]
verb (used without object), cor·rad·ed, cor·rad·ing.
  1. (of a moving agent, as running water, wind, or a glacier) to erode by the abrasion of materials carried along.
  2. to disintegrate as a result of corrasion, as the rock underlying the brink of a waterfall.
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verb (used with object), cor·rad·ed, cor·rad·ing.
  1. to wear down by corrasion; abrade.
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Origin of corrade

1610–20; < Latin corrādere to scrape together, equivalent to cor- cor- + rādere to scrape. See erase, raze
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British Dictionary definitions for corrade


  1. (of rivers, streams, etc) to erode (land) by the abrasive action of rock particles
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Word Origin for corrade

C17: from Latin corrādere to scrape together, from rādere to scrape
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