Definition of corrosion
1 : the action, process, or effect of corroding
2 : a product of corroding
Examples of corrosion in a Sentence
the corrosion of family values that is often brought on by great wealth
Recent Examples of corrosion from the Web
The company says an engine crankshaft timing rotor may have been produced with excessive anti-corrosion coating, which could cause the crank position sensor to malfunction.
From its location in an unassuming office park near Kearny Mesa, Diakont is one of the few companies that uses robots that actually enter natural gas and liquid-fuel pipelines to inspect for wear, tear and corrosion.
Despite all the complicating factors, what happened in Flint hinged on one simple decision: the failure to put chemicals in the water that would control the corrosion of pipes.
The report, which was released to The Bee in its entirety, says that while no detectable volatile organic compounds were found in the air, the corrosion in the stockrooms indicates corrosive vapors.
From The Washington Post: The Seth Rich lie, and how the corrosion of reality should worry every American •
A coating of polyaniline inhibits corrosion by accepting electrons from the metal and releasing them into the atmosphere, forming an oxide layer that stops the flaking that would normally take place.
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Origin and Etymology 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 for Students
: 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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