Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or process of corroding.
  • noun The condition produced by corroding.
  • noun A substance, such as rust, formed by corroding.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In geology, the solution and removal of rocks, usually in water; the eating away by fusion and absorption of a solid mass of rock or of a mineral which is inclosed in a molten magma.
  • noun Literally, the act or process of eating or gnawing away; hence, the process of wearing away, disintegrating, or destroying by the gradual separation of small parts or particles, especially by the action of chemical agents, as acids: often used figuratively of the destructive influence of care, grief, time, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The action or effect of corrosive agents, or the process of corrosive change.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of corroding or the condition so produced.
  • noun A substance (such as rust) so formed.
  • noun chemistry Erosion by chemical action, especially oxidation.
  • noun by extension The gradual destruction or undermining of something.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a state of deterioration in metals caused by oxidation or chemical action
  • noun erosion by chemical action

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English corosioun, corrosion of tissue, from Old French corrosion, from Medieval Latin corrōsiō, corrōsiōn-, the act of gnawing, from Latin corrōsus, past participle of corrōdere, to gnaw away; see corrode.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old French corrosion, or its source, Late Latin corrōsiōnem, accusative singular of corrōsiō ("gnawing away, corroding"), from Latin corrōdō ("gnaw away, corrode").

Examples

  • With the rainy season, connections all along the cable need to be checked, and replaced if any water or corrosion is noted.

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  • With the rainy season, connections all along the cable need to be checked, and replaced if any water or corrosion is noted.

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  • With the rainy season, connections all along the cable need to be checked, and replaced if any water or corrosion is noted.

    Star Choice (Shaw)`

  • With the rainy season, connections all along the cable need to be checked, and replaced if any water or corrosion is noted.

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  • With the rainy season, connections all along the cable need to be checked, and replaced if any water or corrosion is noted.

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  • If little or no corrosion is found, vehicles will be treated with an anti-corrosive compound.

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  • With the rainy season, connections all along the cable need to be checked, and replaced if any water or corrosion is noted.

    Star Choice (Shaw)`

  • With the rainy season, connections all along the cable need to be checked, and replaced if any water or corrosion is noted.

    Star Choice (Shaw)`

  • With the rainy season, connections all along the cable need to be checked, and replaced if any water or corrosion is noted.

    Star Choice (Shaw)`

  • With the rainy season, connections all along the cable need to be checked, and replaced if any water or corrosion is noted.

    Star Choice (Shaw)`

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