corrode - definition and synonyms

verb 

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/kəˈrəʊd/
present tense
I/you/we/theycorrode
he/she/itcorrodes
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
  2. 2
    [transitive] formal to make something weak by causing gradual damage