Corrode

Definition of Corrode

Cor`rode´   Pronunciation: k?r-r?d´
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Corroded; p. pr. & vb. n. Corroding.]
1.To eat away by degrees; to wear away or diminish by gradually separating or destroying small particles of, as by action of a strong acid or a caustic alkali.
Aqua fortis corroding copper . . . is wont to reduce it to a green-blue solution.
- Boyle.
2.To consume; to wear away; to prey upon; to impair.
v. i.1.To have corrosive action; to be subject to corrosion.
Corroding lead
lead sufficiently pure to be used in making white lead by a process of corroding.

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