corrosion

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See also: corrosión

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English corrosioun, from Old French corrosion, or its source, Late Latin corrōsiōnem, accusative singular of corrōsiō (gnawing away, corroding), from Latin corrōdō (gnaw away, corrode).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /kəˈɹəʊʒən/
  • (file)
  • (US) IPA(key): /kəˈɹoʊʒən/

Noun[edit]

corrosion (countable and uncountable, plural corrosions)

  1. The act of corroding or the condition so produced.
  2. A substance (such as rust) so formed.
  3. (chemistry) Erosion by chemical action, especially oxidation.
  4. (by extension) The gradual destruction or undermining of something.
    the corrosion of values

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin corrōsiōnem, accusative singular of corrōsiō (gnawing away, corroding), from Latin corrōdō (gnaw away, corrode).

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Noun[edit]

corrosion f (plural corrosions)

  1. corrosion

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin corrōsiōnem, from Latin corrōdō (gnaw away, corrode).

Noun[edit]

corrosion f (oblique plural corrosions, nominative singular corrosion, nominative plural corrosions)

  1. corrosion
    • 1377, Bernard de Gordon, Fleur de lis de medecine (a.k.a. lilium medicine):
      corrosion qui est du cartilage qui est entre les trous des nazilles
      corrosion which is of the cartilage between the wholes in the nostrils