- to eat or wear away gradually as if by gnawing, especially by chemical action.
- to impair; deteriorate: Jealousy corroded his character.
- to become corroded.
Origin of corrode
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- 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
Word Origin for corrode
C14: from Latin corrōdere to gnaw to pieces, from rōdere to gnaw; see rodent, rat
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