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

  Corrode \Cor*rode"\, v. i.
     To have corrosive action; to be subject to corrosion.
     [1913 Webster]
     Corroding lead, lead sufficiently pure to be used in making
        white lead by a process of corroding.
     Syn: To canker; gnaw; rust; waste; wear away.
          [1913 Webster]

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.]
     [1913 Webster]
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
              Aqua fortis corroding copper . . . is wont to reduce
              it to a green-blue solution.          --Boyle.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To consume; to wear away; to prey upon; to impair.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an
           acid; "The acid corroded the metal"; "The steady dripping
           of water rusted the metal stopper in the sink" [syn:
           corrode, eat, rust]
      2: become destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an
         acid; "The metal corroded"; "The pipes rusted" [syn:
         corrode, rust]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  65 Moby Thesaurus words for "corrode":
     abate, ablate, atomize, bate, be eaten away, bite, break up,
     canker, come apart, consume, consume away, crack up, crumble,
     crumble into dust, decay, decline, decompose, decrease, deliquesce,
     die away, diminish, disintegrate, disjoin, disorganize, dissolve,
     dive, drop, drop off, dwindle, eat, eat away, eat into, eat out,
     ebb, erode, etch, fall, fall away, fall off, fall to pieces,
     fission, gnaw, languish, lessen, let up, melt away, molder,
     nibble away, oxidize, plummet, plunge, run low, rust, sag, scour,
     shrink, sink, split, subside, tail off, wane, waste, waste away,
     wear, wear away

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