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corrode

[ kuh-rohd ]
/ k蓹藞ro蕣d /
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Definition of corrode

verb (used with object), cor路rod路ed, cor路rod路ing.
to eat or wear away gradually as if by gnawing, especially by chemical action.
to impair; deteriorate: Jealousy corroded his character.
verb (used without object), cor路rod路ed, cor路rod路ing.
to become corroded.
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Origin of corrode

1350鈥1400; Middle English (<Middle French ) <Latin corr艒dere to gnaw to pieces, equivalent to cor-cor- + r艒dere to gnaw; akin to rodent

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British Dictionary definitions for corrode

corrode
/ (k蓹藞r蓹蕣d) /

verb
to eat away or be eaten away, esp by chemical action as in the oxidation or rusting of a metal
(tr) to destroy gradually; consumehis jealousy corroded his happiness

Derived forms of corrode

corrodant or corrodent, nouncorroder, nouncorrodible, adjectivecorrodibility, noun

Word Origin for corrode

C14: from Latin corr艒dere to gnaw to pieces, from r艒dere to gnaw; see rodent, rat
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