from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or process of corroding.
- n. The condition produced by corroding.
- n. A substance, such as rust, formed by corroding.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of corroding or the condition so produced.
- n. A substance (such as rust) so formed.
- n. Erosion by chemical action, especially oxidation.
- n. The gradual destruction or undermining of something.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The action or effect of corrosive agents, or the process of corrosive change.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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.
- n. 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a state of deterioration in metals caused by oxidation or chemical action
- n. erosion by chemical action
If little or no corrosion is found, vehicles will be treated with an anti-corrosive compound.
With the rainy season, connections all along the cable need to be checked, and replaced if any water or corrosion is noted.
The CPSC continues to investigate long-term corrosion on electrical and fire safety components and plans to report its findings this fall.
A study of long-term corrosion issues, that seeks to simulate decades of exposure and corrosion, will not be completed until June of 2010.
It is also exploring whether the long-term corrosion of the wiring could cause fires, though no fires have been reported.
What Europe teaches is that the corrosion is a slow, cumulative process.
We are working with the key companies in order to bring them the best solutions to address their long term corrosion problems, "said Bob Walker, a NACE Level-4 CP specialist and manager of NTIC's CP unit.
Opponents of the E15 waiver cite safety concerns, namely corrosion and overheating, and some are skeptical of ethanol's environmental benefits.
The crystals are called corrosion and hurt the battery's ability to start the car.
Galvanic corrosion/Dissimilar metals corrosion An important type of electrochemical corrosion occurs when dissimilar metals are in direct physical contact with each other.