HyperDic: corrosion

English > 2 senses of the word corrosion:
NOUNstatecorrosiona state of deterioration in metals caused by oxidation or chemical action
processcorrosion, corroding, erosionerosion by chemical action
corrosion > pronunciation
Soundskerow'zhahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > corrosion: 2 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA state of deterioration in metals caused by oxidation or chemical action.
Broaderdeterioration, impairmentA symptom of reduced quality or strength
Spanishcorrosión
Catalancorrosió
Verbscorrodebecome destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an acid
English > corrosion: 2 senses > noun 2, process
Meaningerosion by chemical action.
Synonymscorroding, erosion
Narrowerpitting, roughness, indentationThe formation of small pits in a surface as a consequence of corrosion
rust, rustingThe formation of reddish-brown ferric oxides on iron by low-temperature oxidation in the presence of water
Broaderchemical process, chemical change, chemical action(chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved
Spanishcorrosión, corrosivo, desgaste, erosión
Catalancorrosió, desgast, erosió
Verbscorrodebecome destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an acid
corrodecause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid

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