Swedish

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A warning sign for corrosive substance.

Etymology

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From Old Swedish frǣta, from Middle Low German vreten (to eat savagely, stuff), from Old Saxon fretan.

Verb

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fräta (present fräter, preterite frätte, supine frätt, imperative frät)

  1. (acid or base) corrode, to chemically damage or destroy a material with which the substance has come into contact
    Titta nu hur syran fräter sönder materialet.
    See how the acid corrodes the material.
  2. have the ability to damage or destroy, corrode, a material it come into contact with (of acid or base)
    Koncentrerad saltsyra kan fräta sönder nästan allt.
    Concentrated hydrochloric acid can corrode almost anything.

Conjugation

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