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Definitions and Synonyms of corrode | Another word for corrode | What is corrode?

Definition 1: become destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an acid - [verb of change]

Samples where corrode or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The metal corroded
  • The pipes rusted

Synonyms for corrode in the sense of this definition

(corrode is a kind of ...) fall into decay or ruin

"The unoccupied house started to decay"

(... is a kind of corrode ) wear away or erode

(corrode has a similar meaning as ...) cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid

"The acid corroded the metal" "The steady dripping of water rusted the metal stopper in the sink"

Definition 2: cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid - [verb of change]

Samples where corrode or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The acid corroded the metal
  • The steady dripping of water rusted the metal stopper in the sink

Synonyms for corrode in the sense of this definition

(corrode is a kind of ...) inflict damage upon

"The snow damaged the roof" "She damaged the car when she hit the tree"

(corrode has a similar meaning as ...) become destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an acid

"The metal corroded" "The pipes rusted"

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