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