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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Cor*rode", v. i.

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.

Syn. -- To canker; gnaw; rust; waste; wear away.

 

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