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corrode

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Chemistry
corrodecor‧rode /kəˈrəʊd $ -ˈroʊd/ verb [intransitive, transitive]  1 HCMDECAYif metal corrodes, or if something corrodes it, it is slowly destroyed by the effect of water, chemicals etc Acidic water will corrode the pipes.2 written to gradually make something weaker or destroy it completely Corruption has corroded our confidence in the police force.
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corrodeBy the time they found the wreckage of the plane, it had already started to corrode.It's not been in the water long enough to corrode.The system would corrode and crumble.The Hmong with whom they worked had radio equipment that was corroded, antique, unserviceable.We think she corroded for only a matter of weeks before being colonised.It was in a brass frame, corroded from the steam of coffee and spilled Cokes.Beyond the stadium were the corroding hulks of the Bronx.The pipework was badly corroded in places.Salt corrodes metal.Acid can corrode most metals.Theserevelations corrode public faith in democracy.If the batteries leak, they can corrode the case of your flashlight.So the sewage goes septic, giving off hydrogen sulphide which corrodes the pipes and makes a nasty smell.Over the years, rain, wind, and sun had corroded the statue, turning the bronze a bright green.Acid rain has corroded the statue.
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Verb table
corrode
Simple Form
Present
theycorrode
itcorrodes
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Past
it, theycorroded
Present perfect
theyhave corroded
ithas corroded
Past perfect
it, theyhad corroded
Future
it, theywill corrode
Future perfect
it, theywill have corroded
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Continuous Form
Present
theyare corroding
itis corroding
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Past
theywere corroding
itwas corroding
Present perfect
theyhave been corroding
ithas been corroding
Past perfect
it, theyhad been corroding
Future
it, theywill be corroding
Future perfect
it, theywill have been corroding
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