cor·​rade | \ kə-ˈrād How to pronounce corrade (audio) \
corraded; corrading

Definition of corrade

transitive verb

: to wear away by abrasion

intransitive verb

: to crumble away through abrasion

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Other Words from corrade

corrasion \ kə-​ˈrā-​zhən How to pronounce corrasion (audio) \ noun
corrasive \ kə-​ˈrā-​siv How to pronounce corrasive (audio) , -​ziv \ adjective

Synonyms for corrade


abrade, chafe, erode, fray, frazzle, fret, gall, rasp, rub, wear

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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."

Examples of corrade in a Sentence

the desert's windblown sands had corraded much of the ancient stone's inscription

First Known Use of corrade

1646, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for corrade

borrowed from Latin corrādere "to rake together, sweep up, scrape off," from cor-, variant before r of com- com- + rādere "to scrape, scratch, shave" — more at rase

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The first known use of corrade was in 1646

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to complain fretfully

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