corrosion

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noun cor·ro·sion \kə-ˈrō-zhən\

Definition of corrosion

  1. 1 :  the action, process, or effect of corroding

  2. 2 :  a product of corroding

Examples of corrosion in a sentence

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

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

corrosion

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noun cor·ro·sion \kə-ˈrō-zhən\

Definition of corrosion for Students

  1. :  the process or effect of destroying, weakening, or wearing away little by little


Medical Dictionary

corrosion

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noun cor·ro·sion \kə-ˈrō-zhən\

Medical Definition of corrosion

  1. 1:  the action, process, or effect of corroding <arterial corrosion that characterizes arteriosclerosis—Journal of the American Medical Association>

  2. 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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