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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


Synonymsrust


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)crumble, decay, dilapidate


Narrower (hyponym)eat away, fret


Verb groupcorrode, eat, rust









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