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English definition of “corrode”

corrode

verb [I or T]     /kəˈrəʊd/ US  /-ˈroʊd/
If metal corrodes, or if something corrodes it, it is slowly damaged by something such as rain or water: Steel tends to corrode faster in a salty atmosphere.Physical and chemical processes
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