Cor*ro"sion (k?r-r?"zh?n), n. [LL. corrosio: cf. F. corrosion. See Corrode.]
The action or effect of corrosive agents, or the process of corrosive change; as, the rusting of iron is a variety of corrosion.
Corrosion is a particular species of dissolution of bodies, either by an acid or a saline menstruum.
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