verb (used with object), cor·rod·ed, cor·rod·ing.
verb (used without object), cor·rod·ed, cor·rod·ing.
Origin of corrode
Examples from the Web for corroding
Oxygen is an extremely reactive chemical, corroding metals, rusting iron, and fueling fires.Why Did It Take So Long For Complex Life To Evolve On Earth? Blame Oxygen.|Matthew R. Francis|November 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was a sobering view of how drug policies were corroding trust in the criminal-justice system.How Eric Holder Got His Chance to Overhaul Broken Sentencing System|Daniel Klaidman|August 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It was too dark to read, and they yielded their minds up to corroding despondency, and became sullen and morose.
At this point in the conversation, Mary Burke gave voice once more to her corroding despair.King Coal|Upton Sinclair
These jolly Bohemian dogs of Montmartre are capable of corroding rancours and terrible wrath.Paris and the Social Revolution|Alvan Francis Sanborn
As the wife of a crusty country squire it would be a corroding cleverness merely.The Confounding of Camelia|Anne Douglas Sedgwick
Caustic indicates the corroding effect of some strong chemical, as nitrate of silver.English Synonyms and Antonyms|James Champlin Fernald
British Dictionary definitions for corroding
Word Origin for corrode
Word Origin and History for corroding
c.1400, from Old French corroder (14c.) or directly from Latin corrodere "to gnaw to bits, wear away," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + rodere "to gnaw" (see rodent). Related: Corroded; corroding.