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corrode

verb

1 corrode

Cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid:
— The acid corroded the metal.

synonyms: eat, rust.

Roget 830: cause pain, occasion pain, give pain, bring pain, induce pain, produce pain, create pain, inflict pain etc. 828; pain, hurt, wound.    pinch, ... show more

Roget 384: heat, warm, chafe, stive, foment; make hot etc. 382; sun oneself, sunbathe.    go up in flames, burn to the ground (flame) 382.    ... show more

Dutch: aanvreten, bijten, corroderen, inbijten, invreten, uitbijten, uitvreten



2 corrode

Become destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an acid:
— The metal corroded.

synonym: rust.

Dutch: corroderen, oxideren, oxyderen, roesten, verroesten


adjective

Roget 659: unimproved etc. (improve) etc. 658; deteriorated etc. v.; altered, altered for the worse; injured etc. v.; ... show more

Moby thesaurus: abate, ablate, atomize, bate, be eaten away, bite, break up, canker, come apart, consume, consume away, crack up, crumble, crumble into dust, decay, decline, decompose, decrease, deliquesce, die away ... show more.

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