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corrosion

Pronunciation: ko-ro'zhun

Definition:

  1. Gradual deterioration or consummation of a substance by another, especially by biochemical or chemical reaction.
  2. The product of corroding, such as rust.

[L. cor-rodo (conr-), pp. -rosus, to gnaw]

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