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corrosion

noun cor·ro·sion \kə-ˈrō-zhən\

Definition of CORROSION

1
:  the action, process, or effect of corroding
2
:  a product of corroding

Examples of CORROSION

  1. <the corrosion of family values that is often brought on by great wealth>

Origin of CORROSION

Middle English, from Late Latin corrosion-, corrosio act of gnawing, from Latin corrodere
First Known Use: 14th century

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Rhymes with CORROSION

corrosion

noun cor·ro·sion \kə-ˈrō-zhən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CORROSION

1
:  the action, process, or effect of corroding <arterial corrosion that characterizes arteriosclerosis—Journal of the American Medical Association>
2
:  a study specimen of an organ or other structure prepared by injection of hollow parts (as blood vessels) with a plastic and subsequent removal of the surrounding tissue by corrosion

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