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cor·rode

(kŏ-rōd'),
To cause, or to be affected by, corrosion.
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Its saliva corrodes the person's skin and renders him or her unrecognizable.
The water creates electrical shorts, corrodes connectors and receptacles, ruins circuit cards and generally causes all kinds of expensive havoc.
`Even when our indignation appears to us wholly justified, most of us, whether Arabs, Jews, Americans, Afghans, Indians, Pakistanis, Kashmiri Muslims, Kashmiri Pandits or whoever, are also aware that personal bitterness can be like acid that corrodes us from within without damaging those whom we are bitter toward,' adds Gandhi.
When iron or steel corrodes, the result is iron oxide, or rust.