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verb corrode pronunciation in British English /kəˈrəʊd/
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present tense
present participlecorroding
past tensecorroded
past participlecorroded
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] chemistry if metal or another substance corrodes, or if something corrodes it, it is gradually destroyed by a chemical reaction
    Acid rain poisons fish, destroys forests, and corrodes buildings.
    The metal structure is corroding badly and needs to be replaced.
  2. 2
    [transitive] formal to make something weak by causing gradual damage
    a society corroded by fear


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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