verb \kə-ˈrād\

Definition of CORRADE

transitive verb
:  to wear away by abrasion
intransitive verb
:  to crumble away through abrasion
cor·ra·sion \-ˈrā-zhən\ noun
cor·ra·sive \-ˈrā-siv, -ziv\ adjective

Examples of CORRADE

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

Origin of CORRADE

Latin corradere to scrape together, from com- + radere to scrape — more at rodent
First Known Use: 1646


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