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/
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  • (US) IPA(key): /kəˈɹoʊʒən/

Noun Edit

corrosion (countable and uncountable, plural corrosions)

Corrosion damage on car body
  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 (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