Corroded
Corrode Cor*rode" (k?r-r?d") v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Corroded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Corroding}.] [L. corrodere, -rosum; cor + rodere to gnaw: cf. F. corroder. See {Rodent}.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]

Aqua fortis corroding copper . . . is wont to reduce it to a green-blue solution. --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

2. To consume; to wear away; to prey upon; to impair. [1913 Webster]


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