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Verb: corrode  ku'rowd
  1. Cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid
    "The acid corroded the metal";
    - eat, rust
  2. Become destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an acid
    "The metal corroded";
    - rust

Derived forms: corroded, corroding, corrodes

Type of: crumble, damage, decay, dilapidate

Encyclopedia: Corrode