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English Dictionary: corroding by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. erosion by chemical action [syn: corrosion, corroding, erosion]
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Corrode \Cor*rode"\ (k?r-r?d") v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Corroded};
      p. pr. & vb. n. {Corroding}.] [L. corrodere, -rosum; cor +
      rodere to gnaw: cf. F. corroder. See {Rodent}.]
      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.
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