[ kuh-rohd ]
/ kəˈroʊd /
verb (used with object), cor·rod·ed, cor·rod·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·rod·ed, cor·rod·ing.
to become corroded.
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Origin of corrode
OTHER WORDS FROM corrode
cor·rod·ent, nouncor·rod·er, nouncor·rod·i·ble, adjectivecor·rod·i·bil·i·ty, noun
non·cor·rod·i·ble, adjectivenon·cor·rod·ing, adjective, nounun·cor·rod·ed, adjective
Words nearby corrode
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British Dictionary definitions for non-corrodible
/ (kəˈrəʊd) /
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 corrodecorrodant or corrodent, nouncorroder, nouncorrodible, adjectivecorrodibility, noun
Word Origin for corrode
C14: from Latin corrōdere to gnaw to pieces, from rōdere to gnaw; see rodent, rat
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