Definition of corrode verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

corrode

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//kəˈrəʊd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈroʊd//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they corrode
BrE BrE//kəˈrəʊd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈroʊd//
 
he / she / it corrodes
BrE BrE//kəˈrəʊdz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈroʊdz//
 
past simple corroded
BrE BrE//kəˈrəʊdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈroʊdɪd//
 
past participle corroded
BrE BrE//kəˈrəʊdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈroʊdɪd//
 
-ing form corroding
BrE BrE//kəˈrəʊdɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈroʊdɪŋ//
 
 
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[transitive, intransitive] corrode (something) to destroy something slowly, especially by chemical action; to be destroyed in this way Acid corrodes metal. (figurative) Corruption corrodes public confidence in a political system. The copper pipework has corroded in places. Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin corrodere, from cor- (expressing intensive force) + rodere ‘gnaw’.
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