corrode

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /kəˈrəʊd/
  • (US) IPA: /kəˈroʊd/ or [kəˈroʊ̯d] or [kɚˈ(r)oʊ̯d]

Verb[change]

Plain form
corrode

Third-person singular
corrodes

Past tense
corroded

Past participle
corroded

Present participle
corroding

  1. (transitive) If something corrodes, it is destroyed or damaged slowly by chemical reaction.
    Due to the prolonged exposure to acid rain, the metal and limestone started to corrode.
  2. (transitive) If something corrodes, it is destroyed or weakened gradually.
    His morale is being corroded day by day.

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