Definition of corrosion in English:

corrosion

Pronunciation /kəˈrōZHən/ /kəˈroʊʒən/

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noun

  • 1The process of corroding metal, stone, or other materials.

    ‘each aircraft part is sprayed with oil to prevent corrosion’
    • ‘It's two inches across on all sides, and it's lined on the inside with a chemical that prevents corrosion.’
    • ‘This is because the iron electrode is more susceptible to corrosion and to self-discharge on standing.’
    • ‘Mortar with high concentrations of chloride ions accelerates corrosion of the embedded steel.’
    • ‘The chemicals form 3 basic layers inside aimed at delaying corrosion and oxidation.’
    • ‘Metals are often treated by electrolysis, which reverses corrosion by linking them to an anode.’
    • ‘In high-humidity areas, regularly wipe the blades with a light coating of oil to prevent rust or corrosion.’
    • ‘A relatively recent use for sodium benzoate is as a corrosion inhibitor in engine coolant systems.’
    • ‘The effect of low levels of alloying additions on the soil corrosion of carbon steels is modest.’
    • ‘Also, avoid adding chloride to mortar or grout; soluble chlorides accelerate corrosion.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Not all research on corrosion, however, is oriented toward its prevention.’
    • ‘The inside lining of all tanks has been sand-blasted to prevent 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.’
    • ‘Ruthenium adds hardness and resistance to corrosion to such alloys.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Manganese is added to an alloy to increase hardness and improve resistance to corrosion and mechanical shock.’
    • ‘In most cases the metals used to coat or form the decorative threads are extremely thin, and corrosion can sometimes erode the filament entirely.’
    wearing away, abrasion, scraping away, grinding down, crumbling, wear and tear, weathering, dissolving, dissolution
    1. 1.1Damage caused by corrosion.
      ‘engineers found the corrosion when checking the bridge’
      • ‘Fans, heaters and ducts should be checked for corrosion and other damage.’
      • ‘However, like all auto parts, radiators are prone to damage and corrosion.’
      • ‘Now, this request comes after massive corrosion was discovered at an Ohio plant.’
      • ‘After just six years in service, a normal plane undergoes a meticulous and costly check for corrosion.’
      • ‘A helicopter mechanic, he was assigned to inspect for corrosion, cracks, and assorted damage.’
      • ‘Damage to instrument surfaces, including corrosion, rust, and pitting, also can result.’
      • ‘However, as with all types of corrosion, many factors influence the rate of attack.’
      • ‘Visually inspect the wiring for signs of rodent damage, wear, cracks, or corrosion.’
      • ‘There was no corrosion visible, and he hadn't seen any major damage awaiting repairs.’
      • ‘Our second dive is on this historic submarine, so that Mike can check anodes placed to reduce corrosion of the now-delicate hull.’
      harm, injury, destruction, vandalization, vandalism

Origin

Late Middle English from Old French, or from late Latin corrosio(n-), from Latin corrodere ‘gnaw through’ (see corrode).