corrode Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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corrodeverb [I/T]

 us   /kəˈroʊd/
to ​destroy or be ​destroyed, esp. by ​acid or rust , usually over a ​longperiod of ​time: [T] Rain ​water corroded the ​metalpipes.
noun [U]  us   /kəˈroʊ·ʒən/
These ​alloysprotect against corrosion.
adjective  us   /kəˈroʊ·sɪv/
highly corrosive ​acid
(Definition of corrode from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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corrodeverb [I or T]

uk   /kəˈrəʊd/  us   /-ˈroʊd/
If ​metal corrodes, or if something corrodes it, it is ​slowlydamaged by something such as ​rain or ​water: Steel ​tends to corrode ​faster in a ​saltyatmosphere.
(Definition of corrode from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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