Definition of corrosion in English:

corrosion

noun

  • 1[mass noun] The process of corroding or being corroded:

    ‘each aircraft part is sprayed with oil to prevent corrosion’
    • ‘Mortar with high concentrations of chloride ions accelerates corrosion of the embedded steel.’
    • ‘The chemicals form 3 basic layers inside aimed at delaying corrosion and oxidation.’
    • ‘Ruthenium adds hardness and resistance to corrosion to such alloys.’
    • ‘This will ward off corrosion and prevent the cap cracking under normal dive depth pressures.’
    • ‘Also, avoid adding chloride to mortar or grout; soluble chlorides accelerate corrosion.’
    • ‘It's two inches across on all sides, and it's lined on the inside with a chemical that prevents corrosion.’
    • ‘Metals are often treated by electrolysis, which reverses corrosion by linking them to an anode.’
    • ‘Not all research on corrosion, however, is oriented toward its prevention.’
    • ‘In most cases the metals used to coat or form the decorative threads are extremely thin, and corrosion can sometimes erode the filament entirely.’
    • ‘The inside lining of all tanks has been sand-blasted to prevent corrosion.’
    • ‘Manganese is added to an alloy to increase hardness and improve resistance to corrosion and mechanical shock.’
    • ‘A relatively recent use for sodium benzoate is as a corrosion inhibitor in engine coolant systems.’
    • ‘This is because the iron electrode is more susceptible to corrosion and to self-discharge on standing.’
    • ‘It is the element most commonly added to steel because it increases the strength and resistance to corrosion of steel.’
    • ‘In high-humidity areas, regularly wipe the blades with a light coating of oil to prevent rust or corrosion.’
    • ‘The heat pipe technology still forms the basis of its design: the pipes are nickel-plated copper, designed to prevent corrosion.’
    • ‘The effect of low levels of alloying additions on the soil corrosion of carbon steels is modest.’
    • ‘Painting is the only way to prevent corrosion, but this is expensive and time consuming.’
    • ‘Tin is less reactive than the metal it covers, protecting the underlying metal from corrosion.’
    • ‘Coatings such as zinc and tin provide protection against corrosion.’
    wearing away, abrasion, scraping away, grinding down, crumbling, wear and tear, weathering, dissolving, dissolution
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    1. 1.1 Damage caused to metal, stone, or other materials by corrosion:
      ‘engineers found the corrosion when checking the bridge’
      • ‘However, like all auto parts, radiators are prone to damage and corrosion.’
      • ‘A helicopter mechanic, he was assigned to inspect for corrosion, cracks, and assorted damage.’
      • ‘Fans, heaters and ducts should be checked for corrosion and other damage.’
      • ‘Visually inspect the wiring for signs of rodent damage, wear, cracks, or corrosion.’
      • ‘Now, this request comes after massive corrosion was discovered at an Ohio plant.’
      • ‘However, as with all types of corrosion, many factors influence the rate of attack.’
      • ‘Our second dive is on this historic submarine, so that Mike can check anodes placed to reduce corrosion of the now-delicate hull.’
      • ‘Damage to instrument surfaces, including corrosion, rust, and pitting, also can result.’
      • ‘There was no corrosion visible, and he hadn't seen any major damage awaiting repairs.’
      • ‘After just six years in service, a normal plane undergoes a meticulous and costly check for corrosion.’
      harm, injury, destruction, vandalization, vandalism
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Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French, or from late Latin corrosio(n-), from Latin corrodere gnaw through (see corrode).

Pronunciation:

corrosion

/kəˈrəʊʒ(ə)n/