From Middle English corrōden, that borrowed from Old French corroder or directly from Latin corrōdere (“to gnaw”), from con- (“completely”) + rōdere (“to gnaw”).
corrode (third-person singular simple present corrodes, present participle corroding, simple past and past participle corroded)
- (transitive) To eat away bit by bit; to wear away or diminish by gradually separating or destroying small particles of, as by action of a strong acid or a caustic alkali.
- (transitive) To consume; to wear away; to prey upon; to impair.
My morale is being corroded day by day.
- (intransitive) To have corrosive action; to be subject to corrosion.
to eat away
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- Asturian: corroyer
- Bulgarian: разяждам (bg) (razjaždam)
- Catalan: corroir (ca)
- Mandarin: 腐蝕／腐蚀 (zh) (fǔshí)
- Dutch: uithollen (nl), roesten (nl), corroderen (nl), uitbijten (nl), inbijten (nl), aanvreten (nl)
- Esperanto: korodi
- Finnish: syövyttää (fi) (by acid/alkali), ruostuttaa (rust), kulua (fi) (wear), kuluttaa (fi), syödä (fi) (informal)
- French: éroder (fr), rouiller (fr)
- Galician: corroer
- German: zerfressen (de)
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- Hebrew: שיתך (shitékh), איכל (ikél)
- Hungarian: please add this translation if you can
- Icelandic: æta
- Italian: corrodere (it)
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- Maori: pūnguru
- Portuguese: corroer (pt)
- Russian: разъеда́ть (ru) impf (razʺjedátʹ), разъе́сть (ru) pf (razʺjéstʹ)
- Spanish: corroer (es)
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- Vietnamese: ăn mòn (vi)
- inflection of corroder:
- first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
- second-person singular imperative
- third-person singular present indicative of corrodere
- second-person singular present active imperative of corrōdō