Examples of corrosion
<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
CORROSION Defined for Kids
Definition of corrosion
: the process or effect of destroying, weakening, or wearing away little by little
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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