|Origin:||corrodere 'to eat away', from com- ( COM-) + rodere ( RODENT)|
cor‧rode [intransitive and transitive]
if metal corrodes, or if something corrodes it, it is slowly destroyed by the effect of water, chemicals etc:
Acidic water will corrode the pipes.
to gradually make something weaker or destroy it completely:
Corruption has corroded our confidence in the police force.