corrosion

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

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

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NounEdit

corrosion (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.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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corrosion f (plural corrosions)

  1. corrosion

Old FrenchEdit

NounEdit

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

  1. corrosion
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