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verb as in wear away; eat away

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As it corrodes, the bronze creates an anti-bacterial environment in the surrounding soil.

Cracks in garage ceilings, corroded rebar in concrete columns, and signs of saltwater seepage after bad weather—not uncommon features of older seaside structures in this part of the state—are being seen with new and wary eyes.

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Their windows were boarded up and their playground equipment was corroded.

After that, Acebo said the van was frequently inoperable, and it sat in her driveway corroding with rust.

Violence surrounds us and corrodes discourse, and the basic structure of democracy, capitalism and America constrains the equal pursuit of happiness.

It would be tempting, at this point, to say that the Internet will corrode religious authority and usher in the Great Secular Age.

They can corrode through whatever human tissue they contact if swallowed or stuck into an orifice, sometimes in a matter of hours.

Throwing hot fat into your trash can will melt the bag, and pouring it down the sink will corrode the pipes.

Quakers are diligent; they help one another, and the fear of want does not corrode their minds.

You take it for granted that metals corrode, coastlines change, and storms interfere with communication.

Again, a cylinder oil should not have any acid in it which would have a tendency to corrode the metal.

It needed but a little of the splendour and luxury of an oriental court to corrode the old iron of the Spartan character.

If it would corrode it would be valueless for many of the uses to which it is put.


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On this page you'll find 43 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to corrode, such as: deteriorate, erode, impair, rot, rust, and bite.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.