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corrode

cor·rode

corrode

pronunciation:
k rod
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: corroded, corrodes, corroding
definition 1: to cause to wear away by degrees, esp. by chemical action.
Rust had corroded the car.
synonyms:
eat
similar words:
bite, decay, eat through, erode, fret, gnaw, oxidize, rust
definition 2: to damage or slowly destroy.
Pride is corroding his character.
synonyms:
eat up, rot
similar words:
consume, corrupt, damage, destroy, deteriorate, erode, fret, gnaw, ravage, ruin
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to be worn away by degrees.
synonyms:
deteriorate
similar words:
decay, eat, erode, fret, molder, oxidize, rot away, rust, wear
derivations: corrodible (adj.), corrodant (n.), corroder (n.), corrodibility (n.)