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corrode

Pronunciation: /kəˈrəʊd/

Translation of corrode in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [metal] corroer*
    Example sentences
    • The chemicals - abandoned in the old building - had corroded their metal containers and seeped into a path.
    • Aqua regia is basically a mixture of nitric and hydrochloric acids, and it is one of the few chemical reagents potent enough to corrode gold.
    • Boyle went on to characterize acids, noting their sour or tart taste and their ability to corrode metals.
    Example sentences
    • Galvanized iron and copper screen were used in the past but these materials corrode over a period of time and should be replaced before they discolor the window frames and walls.
    • While homes covered in other materials can corrode, rot, split, warp, dent, or crack through the years, brick does not.
    • As the steel corrodes into rust, the re-bar expands and splits the concrete open.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • [metal/battery] corroerse*

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