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cor·rode

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

corrode

See corrosive.
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Dead and abnormal embryos on metal occurred chiefly in actively corroding areas; they were bright orange in color, and were coated with what appeared to be a layer of iron oxide (Fig.
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 electrodes are coupled together by connecting each to a common joint through independent small resistors, with each electrode simulating part of a corroding metal.
In previous attempts to make tiny valve-like mechanisms, other groups have fabricated sealed nanopores that can subsequently be unsealed by, for instance, corroding away overlying metal films.
In 1992, three corroding bombs which officials feared contained poison gas were unearthed on a newly graded section of a bombing range.
This coating not only prevents metal leaching into household water, it also prevents the major cause of water damage and mold formation in homes today -- pinhole leaks in corroding copper, lead or galvanized steel piping.
Now a second family of bacteria capable of corroding metal has entered the picture.