Definitions for corrosionkəˈroʊ ʒən

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word corrosion

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cor•ro•sionkəˈroʊ ʒən(n.)

  1. the act or process of corroding; condition of being corroded.

  2. a product of corroding, as rust.

Origin of corrosion:

1350–1400; ME (< MF) < LL corrōsiō act of gnawing = L corrōd(ere) (see corrode ) +-tiō -tion

cor•ro′sion•al(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. corrosion(noun)

    a state of deterioration in metals caused by oxidation or chemical action

  2. corrosion, corroding, erosion(noun)

    erosion by chemical action

Wiktionary

  1. corrosion(Noun)

    The act of corroding or the condition so produced.

  2. corrosion(Noun)

    A substance (such as rust) so formed.

  3. corrosion(Noun)

    Erosion by chemical action, especially oxidation.

  4. corrosion(Noun)

    The gradual destruction or undermining of something.

  5. Origin: From corrosion, or its source, corrosionem, accusative singular of corrosio, from corrodo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Corrosion(noun)

    the action or effect of corrosive agents, or the process of corrosive change; as, the rusting of iron is a variety of corrosion

Freebase

  1. Corrosion

    Corrosion is the gradual destruction of materials, by chemical reaction with its environment. In the most common use of the word, this means electrochemical oxidation of metals in reaction with an oxidant such as oxygen. Rusting, the formation of iron oxides, is a well-known example of electrochemical corrosion. This type of damage typically produces oxide or salt of the original metal. Corrosion can also occur in materials other than metals, such as ceramics or polymers, although in this context, the term degradation is more common. Corrosion degrades the useful properties of materials and structures including strength, appearance and permeability to liquids and gases. Many structural alloys corrode merely from exposure to moisture in air, but the process can be strongly affected by exposure to certain substances. Corrosion can be concentrated locally to form a pit or crack, or it can extend across a wide area more or less uniformly corroding the surface. Because corrosion is a diffusion-controlled process, it occurs on exposed surfaces. As a result, methods to reduce the activity of the exposed surface, such as passivation and chromate conversion, can increase a material's corrosion resistance. However, some corrosion mechanisms are less visible and less predictable.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Corrosion

    The gradual destruction of a metal or alloy due to oxidation or action of a chemical agent. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)


Translations for corrosion

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

corrosion(noun)

Get even more translations for corrosion »

Translation

Find a translation for the corrosion definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these corrosion definitions with the community:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"corrosion." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 1 Oct. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/corrosion>.

Are we missing a good definition for corrosion?


The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network


Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for corrosion: