[ kuh-reyd, kaw- ]
/ kəˈreɪd, kɔ- /

verb (used without object), cor·rad·ed, cor·rad·ing.

(of a moving agent, as running water, wind, or a glacier) to erode by the abrasion of materials carried along.
to disintegrate as a result of corrasion, as the rock underlying the brink of a waterfall.

verb (used with object), cor·rad·ed, cor·rad·ing.

to wear down by corrasion; abrade.

Origin of corrade

1610–20; <Latin corrādere to scrape together, equivalent to cor-cor- + rādere to scrape. See erase, raze Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for corrade

/ (kɒˈreɪd) /


(of rivers, streams, etc) to erode (land) by the abrasive action of rock particles

Word Origin for corrade

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