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Meaning of CORROSION

Pronunciation:  ku'rowzhun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  erosion by chemical action
  2. [n]  a state of deterioration in metals caused by oxidation or chemical action

CORROSION is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: corroding, erosion
 See Also: chemical action, chemical change, chemical process, deterioration, impairment, indentation, pitting, roughness, rust, rusting



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cor*ro"sion\ (k?r-r?"zh?n), n. [LL. corrosio: cf. F.
corrosion. See {Corrode}.]
The action or effect of corrosive agents, or the process of
corrosive change; as, the rusting of iron is a variety of

      Corrosion is a particular species of dissolution of
      bodies, either by an acid or a saline menstruum. --John

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: ablation, atomization, attrition, biodegradability, biodegradation, breakup, consumption, corruption, crumbling, decay, decomposition, decrement, degradability, degradation, deliquescence, depletion, dilapidation, disintegration, disjunction, disorganization, dissipation, dissolution, erosion, exhaustion, incoherence, loss, mildew, mold, oxidation, oxidization, ravages of time, resolution, rust, shrinkage, spoilage, waste, wear, wear and tear