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corrade

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verb cor·rade \kə-ˈrād\

Definition of corrade

corradedcorrading

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to wear away by abrasion

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to crumble away through abrasion

corrasion play \-ˈrā-zhən\ noun
corrasive play \-ˈrā-siv, -ziv\ adjective


Examples of corrade in a sentence

  1. <the desert's windblown sands had corraded much of the ancient stone's inscription>



Did You Know?

In Latin rodere means "to gnaw" and radere means "to scrape." The latter word is at the base of both "abrade" and "corrade." "Corrade," which carved its niche in the English language during the mid-17th century, is used when something, such as moving water, "rubs" or "scrapes" something else away. In contrast, the word corrode, derived from "rodere," is fitting when something "eats away" at something else especially by chemical action. "Erode" shares that meaning but can also be used to describe abrasive action, much like "corrade." As an aside, the gnawing of small animals, such as mice and squirrels, influenced the formation of the noun "rodent" through "rodere."

Origin of corrade

Latin corradere to scrape together, from com- + radere to scrape — more at rodent


First Known Use: 1646


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