Meaning of CORROSION in English


cor ‧ ro ‧ sion /kəˈrəʊʒ ə n $ -ˈroʊ-/ BrE AmE noun [uncountable]

[ Date: 1300-1400 ; Language: Late Latin ; Origin: corrosio , from Latin corrodere ; ⇨ ↑ corrode ]

the gradual destruction of metal by the effect of water, chemicals etc or a substance such as ↑ rust produced by this process:

They are sprayed with oil to prevent corrosion.

Check for signs of corrosion.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.