Definition of


  1. (noun, process) erosion by chemical action
  2. (noun, state) a state of deterioration in metals caused by oxidation or chemical action

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Synonyms of Corrosion

corroding, erosion

Alternate forms of Corrosion

Derivations: corrode

Hyponyms: indentation, pitting, roughness, rust, rusting

Hypernyms: chemical action, chemical change, chemical process, deterioration, impairment

Origin of the word Corrosion

  1. c.1400, from O.Fr. corrosion, from L. corrosionem, noun of action from corrodere (see corrode). more

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