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English definition of “corrode”

corrode

verb [I/T]  /kəˈroʊd/ us  
to destroy or be destroyed, esp. by acid or rust, usually over a long period of time: [T] Rain water corroded the metal pipes.
corrosion
noun [U]  /kəˈroʊ·ʒən/ us  
These alloys protect against corrosion.
corrosive
adjective  /kəˈroʊ·sɪv/ us  
highly corrosive acid
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