cor·rode /kəˈrod/ 動詞
Cor·rode v. t. [imp. & p. p. Corroded; p. pr. & vb. n. Corroding.]
1. To eat away by degrees; to wear away or diminish by gradually separating or destroying small particles of, as by action of a strong acid or a caustic alkali.
Aqua fortis corroding copper . . . is wont to reduce it to a green-blue solution. --Boyle.
2. To consume; to wear away; to prey upon; to impair.
Cor·rode, v. i. To have corrosive action; to be subject to corrosion.
Corroding lead, lead sufficiently pure to be used in making white lead by a process of corroding.
Syn: -- To canker; gnaw; rust; waste; wear away.
v 1: cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an
acid; "The acid corroded the metal"; "The steady
dripping of water rusted the metal stopper in the sink"
[syn: eat, rust]
2: become destroyed by water, air, or an etching chemical such
as an acid; "The metal corroded"; "The pipes rusted" [syn: