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English verb: corrode

1. corrode (change) cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid

SamplesThe acid corroded the metal.
The steady dripping of water rusted the metal stopper in the sink.

Synonymseat, rust

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)damage

Verb groupcorrode, rust

2. corrode (change) become destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an acid

SamplesThe metal corroded.
The pipes rusted.

ExamplesThese cars won't corrode


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)crumble, decay, dilapidate

Narrower (hyponym)eat away, fret

Verb groupcorrode, eat, rust

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