corrodant

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corrode (kəˈrəʊd)
 
vb
1.  to eat away or be eaten away, esp by chemical action as in the oxidation or rusting of a metal
2.  (tr) to destroy gradually; consume: his jealousy corroded his happiness
 
[C14: from Latin corrōdere to gnaw to pieces, from rōdere to gnaw; see rodent, rat]
 
cor'rodant
 
n
 
cor'rodent
 
n
 
cor'roder
 
n
 
cor'rodible
 
adj
 
corrodi'bility
 
n

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