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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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corrosioncor‧ro‧sion /kəˈrəʊʒən $ -ˈroʊ-/ noun [uncountable]  HCMDECAYthe gradual destruction of metal by the effect of water, chemicals etc or a substance such as rust produced by this process They are sprayed with oil to prevent corrosion. Check for signs of corrosion.
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corrosionThe bolt was not strong, arthritic with age and corrosion.The metals, if not filtered out, can clog steel and iron pipes, cause corrosion and diminish water pressure.To keep metal garbage cans free from corrosion, coat them lightly with used motor oil.Added to this was the waxing of the fuselage interior to protect it from corrosion in the future.A thin smear of Vaseline on all snap-on terminals, and internal spring and pins will help keep corrosion at bay.The crash happened as a result of corrosion to the airplane's fuselage.Any batteries, pods, packs or trays showing signs of corrosion or rust must be replaced.The improvements were a little disappointing and five years on, corrosion has eaten well into the reflective surfaces.The chromium, used to prevent pipe corrosion, was released from 1951 until 1966, but lingered in groundwater.Not only will this make the water unpleasant but it may cause leakages if the corrosion goes right through the cistern.If left unchecked, corrosion will eventually weaken the pipeline.
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