corrosion

noun cor·ro·sion \ kə-ˈrō-zhən \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of corrosion

1 :the action, process, or effect of corroding
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

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Origin and Etymology of corrosion

Middle English, from Late Latin corrosion-, corrosio act of gnawing, from Latin corrodere

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CORROSION Defined for Kids

corrosion

noun cor·ro·sion \ kə-ˈrō-zhən \

Definition of corrosion for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

corrosion

noun cor·ro·sion \ kə-ˈrō-zhən \

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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