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corrode

verb [I/T]    /kəˈroʊd/
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    /kəˈroʊ·ʒən/ noun [U] These alloys protect against corrosion. corrosive    /kəˈroʊ·sɪv/ adjective highly corrosive acid
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