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corrosion the act, process, or condition of being dissolved or eaten away gradually, esp. by chemical action. [2 definitions]
corrosive capable of causing or tending to cause corrosion. [3 definitions]
corrosive sublimate see "mercuric chloride."
corrugate to shape or bend or become shaped or bent into parallel, wavelike ridges and grooves. [2 definitions]
corrugation the act of corrugating or the condition or process of being corrugated. [2 definitions]
corrupt dishonest, disloyal, unjust, or otherwise immoral. [11 definitions]
corruptible being open to corruption.
corruption the act of making corrupt or depraved. [5 definitions]
corsage a small bunch of flowers worn by a woman, usu. at the shoulder or waist or on the wrist. [2 definitions]
corsair a pirate or privateer, esp. along the Barbary Coast. [2 definitions]
corselet a woman's supporting undergarment that combines brassiere and girdle. [2 definitions]
corset a stiff, close-fitting undergarment worn to shape or support the middle part of the body. [2 definitions]
Corsica a French Mediterranean island between Sardinia and the Italian coast.
cortege a funeral procession. [2 definitions]
cortex the outer layer of an organ or other body part such as the kidney or the adrenal gland. [3 definitions]
cortical of, relating to, or involving the cerebral cortex.
corticate having a cortex, as a plant or animal or one of its parts.
cortisol a hormone released from the adrenal cortex in response to stress that suppresses the immune system and increases blood sugar. When used as a drug, this hormone is called hydrocortisone.
cortisone a hormone produced by the adrenal cortex or made synthetically, used esp. to treat arthritis and certain allergies.
coruler combined form of ruler.
corundum an exceedingly hard mineral, aluminum oxide, occurring commonly in gray, brown, or blue varieties which are used esp. as abrasives, and more rarely in transparent, crystalline forms such as the ruby and sapphire used in expensive jewelry.