corrode
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /kəˈɹəʊd/
  • (America) IPA: /kəˈɹoʊd/, [kəˈɹoʊ̯d], [kɚˈ(ɹ)oʊ̯d]
Verb

corrode (corrodes, present participle corroding; past and past participle corroded)

  1. (transitive) To eat away bit by bit; to wear away or diminish by gradually separating or destroying small particles of, as by action of a strong acid or a caustic alkali.
  2. (transitive) To consume; to wear away; to prey upon; to impair.
    My morale is being corroded day by day.
  3. (intransitive) To have corrosive action; to be subject to corrosion.
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