Meaning of “corrode” in the English Dictionary

"corrode" in British English

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corrodeverb [ I or T ]

uk /kəˈrəʊd/ us /kəˈroʊd/

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.

(Definition of “corrode” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"corrode" in American English

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corrodeverb [ I/T ]

us /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.
noun [ U ] us /kəˈroʊ·ʒən/

These alloys protect against corrosion.
adjective us /kəˈroʊ·sɪv/

highly corrosive acid

(Definition of “corrode” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)