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 for Corroding
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Corrode \Cor*rode"\ (k?r-r?d") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Corroded;
     p. pr. & vb. n. Corroding.] [L. corrodere, -rosum; cor +
     rodere to gnaw: cf. F. corroder. See Rodent.]
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     1. To eat away by degrees; to wear away or diminish by
        gradually separating or destroying small particles of, as
        by action of a strong acid or a caustic alkali.
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              Aqua fortis corroding copper . . . is wont to reduce
              it to a green-blue solution.          --Boyle.
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     2. To consume; to wear away; to prey upon; to impair.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: erosion by chemical action [syn: corrosion, corroding,

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