cor'ro·dent || -dənt adj. corrosive n. anything that corrodes

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  • Corrodent — Cor*rod ent (k?r r? dent), a. [L. corrodens, p. pr. of corrodere.] Corrosive. [R.] Bp. King. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Corrodent — Cor*rod ent, n. Anything that corrodes. Bp. King. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • corrodent — kəˈrōdənt adjective or noun Etymology: Latin corrodent , corrodens, present participle of corrodere : corrosive …   Useful english dictionary

  • corrodent — cor·ro·dent …   English syllables

  • corrode — corrodent, n. corroder, n. corrodible, adj. corrodibility, n. /keuh rohd /, v., corroded, corroding. v.t. 1. to eat or wear away gradually as if by gnawing, esp. by chemical action. 2. to impair; deteriorate: Jealousy corroded his character. v.i …   Universalium

  • corroder — [ kɔrɔde ] v. tr. <conjug. : 1> • 1314; lat. corrodere, de rodere → ronger ♦ Détruire lentement, progressivement, par une action chimique. ⇒ attaquer, consumer, désagréger, ronger. Les acides corrodent les métaux (⇒ corrosif) . ♢ Fig.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Crevice corrosion — refers to corrosion occurring in confined spaces to which the access of the working fluid from the environment is limited. These spaces are generally called crevices. Examples of crevices are gaps and contact areas between parts, under gaskets or …   Wikipedia

  • -ent — [F. ent, L. ens, entis.] An adjective suffix signifying action or being; as, corrodent, excellent, emergent, continent, quiescent. See { ant}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • PHAGÉDÉNIQUE — adj. des deux genres T. de Médec. Rongeant. Il se dit Des ulcères malins qui rongent et corrodent les chairs voisines ; et Des remèdes qui consument les chairs baveuses et superflues. Ulcères phagédéniques. Médicaments phagédéniques. Eau… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • RONGER — v. a. Couper avec les dents à plusieurs et à fréquentes reprises. Un chien qui ronge un os. Les rats, les souris rongent la paille dans les greniers, rongent les tapisseries. Les souris ont rongé ce pain tout alentour. Les vers rongent le bois,… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

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