- 1to destroy something slowly, especially by chemical action; to be destroyed in this way Acid corrodes metal. The copper pipework has corroded in places.
- 2(figurative) Corruption corrodes public confidence in a political system.
NAmE//kəˈroʊd//[transitive, intransitive]corrode (something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they corrode
he / she / it corrodes
past simple corroded
-ing form corroding
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NAmE//kəˈroʊʒn//noun [uncountable] Look for signs of corrosion. Clean off any corrosion before applying the paint.