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cor·rode

(kŏ-rōd'),
To cause, or to be affected by, corrosion.

corrode

See corrosive.
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When iron or steel corrodes, the result is iron oxide, or rust.
When less than 13 percent of the atoms in the steel is chromium, the material corrodes as readily as regular iron, says Mary P.
It's this acid--not the sugar--that corrodes your teeth.
What one should look for in his work is the simultaneous narrative: the eye that disciplines the inherent shape of time corroding things, just as it corrodes the memory of fathers who do not speak, the memory of ourselves, faces on the screen, sculptures disappearing right before our eyes.
The homeowners allege that beginning in the mid-1980s, Carrier started manufacturing its high-end furnaces out of inferior material that corrodes and prematurely fails, without disclosing that fact to consumers.