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

  Corrosion \Cor*ro"sion\ (k?r-r?"zh?n), n. [LL. corrosio: cf. F.
     corrosion. See Corrode.]
     The action or effect of corrosive agents, or the process of
     corrosive change; as, the rusting of iron is a variety of
     corrosion.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Corrosion is a particular species of dissolution of
           bodies, either by an acid or a saline menstruum. --John
                                                    Quincy.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  corrosion
      n 1: a state of deterioration in metals caused by oxidation or
           chemical action
      2: erosion by chemical action [syn: corrosion, corroding,
         erosion]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  38 Moby Thesaurus words for "corrosion":
     ablation, atomization, attrition, biodegradability, biodegradation,
     breakup, consumption, corruption, crumbling, decay, decomposition,
     decrement, degradability, degradation, deliquescence, depletion,
     dilapidation, disintegration, disjunction, disorganization,
     dissipation, dissolution, erosion, exhaustion, incoherence, loss,
     mildew, mold, oxidation, oxidization, ravages of time, resolution,
     rust, shrinkage, spoilage, waste, wear, wear and tear
  
  

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