Corroding



[kuh-rohd] /kəˈroʊd/

verb (used with object), corroded, corroding.
1.
to eat or wear away gradually as if by gnawing, especially by chemical action.
2.
to impair; deteriorate:
Jealousy corroded his character.
verb (used without object), corroded, corroding.
3.
to become corroded.
/kəˈrəʊd/
verb
1.
to eat away or be eaten away, esp by chemical action as in the oxidation or rusting of a metal
2.
(transitive) to destroy gradually; consume: his jealousy corroded his happiness
v.

c.1400, from Old French corroder (14c.) or directly from Latin corrodere “to gnaw to bits, wear away,” from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + rodere “to gnaw” (see rodent). Related: Corroded; corroding.

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