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cor·rode

corrode

 
pronunciation:
k rod
part of speech: verb
inflections: corrodes, corroding, corroded
definition: to cause to wear away slowly.
Rust had corroded the car.
synonyms:
eat
similar words:
decay, eat through, erode, oxidize, rust
derivations: corrodible (adj.), corrodant (n.), corroder (n.), corrodibility (n.)