corrode, eat, rust(verb)
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"
become destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an acid
"The metal corroded"; "The pipes rusted"
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.
To consume; to wear away; to prey upon; to impair.
To have corrosive action; to be subject to corrosion.
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How to use corrode in a sentence?
I've lived to bury my desires, And see my dreams corrode with rust Now all that's left are fruitless fires That burn my empty heart to dust.
This is going to corrode the relationship between the police and the communities that they serve.
An iron does not rust of its own for it requires oxygen, chloride and moisture from the environment to corrode. Similarly, a citizen's life remains robust until the surrounding is vitiated from all around.
You know when your plumbing goes out in your house or the water pipes in Flint (Michigan) corrode, it has life threatening consequences, and similarly when the political infrastructure corrodes, we lose elections.
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- кородирам, разяждамBulgarian
- corroirCatalan, Valencian
- rosten, korrodieren, zerfressenGerman
- kulua, syövyttää, syöpyä, ruostuttaa, ruostuaFinnish
- corroder, rouiller, éroderFrench
- corroderen, uithollen, uitbijten, aanvreten, roesten, inbijtenDutch
- корроди́ровать, разъе́сть, заржаве́ть, разъеда́ть, ржаве́тьRussian
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