Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb corrode

2 senses of corrode

Sense 1
corrode, eat, rust -- (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")
       => damage -- (inflict damage upon; "The snow damaged the roof"; "She damaged the car when she hit the tree")

Sense 2
corrode, rust -- (become destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an acid; "The metal corroded"; "The pipes rusted")
       => decay, crumble, dilapidate -- (fall into decay or ruin; "The unoccupied house started to decay")

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