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His limbs lost their flexibility, and some of his wiring started to corrode.

Put vaseline on the wire so the fumes of gas will not corrode it.

Salt solutions, such as sea water, corrode the metal rapidly.

Such a mixture would, in all probability, corrode sheet-iron.

So tallow and the like should not be placed where they can corrode iron or steel.

This neutralized flux will not corrode metal as will the ordinary acid.

The working surfaces require to be of brass, so that they will not corrode.

A good one with a long plasteel blade that would not chip or corrode like hers.

They burn and corrode the skin or membrane or other parts with which they come in contact.

She hit himself with a worn pick, and the rusted poison did corrode his blood the way he never overed it, and died after.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, from Old French corroder (14c.) or directly from Latin corrodere "to gnaw to bits, wear away," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + rodere "to gnaw" (see rodent). Related: Corroded; corroding.

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