Definition of corrosion in English:

corrosion

Syllabification: cor·ro·sion
Pronunciation: /kəˈrōZHən
 
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noun

1The process of corroding metal, stone, or other materials: each aircraft part is sprayed with oil to prevent corrosion
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  • It's two inches across on all sides, and it's lined on the inside with a chemical that prevents corrosion.
  • This is because the iron electrode is more susceptible to corrosion and to self-discharge on standing.
  • Mortar with high concentrations of chloride ions accelerates corrosion of the embedded steel.
1.1Damage caused by corrosion: engineers found the corrosion when checking the bridge
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  • Fans, heaters and ducts should be checked for corrosion and other damage.
  • However, like all auto parts, radiators are prone to damage and corrosion.
  • Now, this request comes after massive corrosion was discovered at an Ohio plant.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French, or from late Latin corrosio(n-), from Latin corrodere 'gnaw through' (see corrode).

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