Definition of Corrosion

1. Noun. A state of deterioration in metals caused by oxidation or chemical action.

Generic synonyms: Deterioration, Impairment
Derivative terms: Corrode



2. Noun. Erosion by chemical action.
Exact synonyms: Corroding, Erosion
Generic synonyms: Chemical Action, Chemical Change, Chemical Process
Specialized synonyms: Indentation, Pitting, Roughness, Rust, Rusting
Derivative terms: Corrode, Corrode, Corrode, Corrode

Definition of Corrosion

1. n. The action or effect of corrosive agents, or the process of corrosive change; as, the rusting of iron is a variety of corrosion.

Definition of Corrosion

1. Noun. The act of corroding or the condition so produced. ¹

2. Noun. A substance (such as rust) so formed. ¹

3. Noun. (chemistry) Erosion by chemical action, especially oxidation. ¹

4. Noun. (context: by extension) The gradual destruction or undermining of something. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Corrosion

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Corrosion

1. Chemical process that results in reduction of the structural integrity of the material being corroded. The process might include chemical interactions between a fluid, (such as lithium or water coolant) and the containing material (such as stainless steel), which would result in wall material dissolving into the fluid, and possibly degradation of the mechanical properties of the containing structure. (13 Nov 1997)

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Literary usage of Corrosion

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1. Metals in America's Historic Buildings: Uses and Preservation Treatments by Margot Gayle, John G. Waite (1992)
"Although deterioration usually implies a chemical change, under some conditions, the change can be physical corrosion corrosion, in one form or another, ..."

2. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1917)
"Acceleration of Local or Self corrosion. Self corrosion is accelerated by the presence of acids or 5a//s in the soil water which lower its resistance as an ..."

3. Structural Engineers' Handbook: Data for the Design and Construction of by Milo Smith Ketchum (1914)
"corrosion OF IRON AND STEEL.—If iron or steel is left exposed to the atmosphere it ... While not essential to corrosion acids greatly hasten its action. ..."

4. The Design of Steel Mill Buildings and the Calculation of Stresses in Framed by Milo Smith Ketchum (1921)
"corrosion OF IRON AND STEEL.—If iron or steel is left exposed to the atmosphere it ... While not essential to corrosion acids greatly hasten its action. ..."

5. Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute by United States Naval Institute (1894)
"It was also noticed that corrosion increased in the steel as the ... between wrought iron amid steel induced a largely increased total corrosion in the ..."

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