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1The process of corroding metal, stone, or other materials.‘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
- ‘Not all research on corrosion, however, is oriented toward its prevention.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘It's two inches across on all sides, and it's lined on the inside with a chemical that prevents corrosion.’
- ‘Ruthenium adds hardness and resistance to corrosion to such alloys.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Coatings such as zinc and tin provide protection against corrosion.’
- ‘It is the element most commonly added to steel because it increases the strength and resistance to corrosion of steel.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Tin is less reactive than the metal it covers, protecting the underlying metal from corrosion.’
- ‘Mortar with high concentrations of chloride ions accelerates corrosion of the embedded steel.’
- ‘Metals are often treated by electrolysis, which reverses corrosion by linking them to an anode.’
- ‘In most cases the metals used to coat or form the decorative threads are extremely thin, and corrosion can sometimes erode the filament entirely.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Painting is the only way to prevent corrosion, but this is expensive and time consuming.’
- ‘In high-humidity areas, regularly wipe the blades with a light coating of oil to prevent rust or corrosion.’
- ‘This will ward off corrosion and prevent the cap cracking under normal dive depth pressures.’
- 1.1Damage caused by corrosion.‘engineers found the corrosion when checking the bridge’
- ‘Damage to instrument surfaces, including corrosion, rust, and pitting, also can result.’
- ‘Our second dive is on this historic submarine, so that Mike can check anodes placed to reduce corrosion of the now-delicate hull.’
- ‘Now, this request comes after massive corrosion was discovered at an Ohio plant.’
- ‘Fans, heaters and ducts should be checked for corrosion and other damage.’
- ‘However, as with all types of corrosion, many factors influence the rate of attack.’
- ‘There was no corrosion visible, and he hadn't seen any major damage awaiting repairs.’
- ‘Visually inspect the wiring for signs of rodent damage, wear, cracks, or corrosion.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘After just six years in service, a normal plane undergoes a meticulous and costly check for corrosion.’
Late Middle English: from Old French, or from late Latin corrosio(n-), from Latin corrodere gnaw through (see corrode).
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