English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'corrode'

(verb) 
Definition
to destroy gradually
Engineers found that the structure had been corroded by moisture.
Synonyms
eat away
,
waste
a cruel disease which wastes the muscles
,
consume
Some refrigerators consume 70 per cent less electricity than the least efficient models.
, , ,
erode
Once exposed, soil is quickly eroded by wind and rain.
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rust
The bolt on the door had rusted.
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gnaw
This run of bad luck has gnawed away at his usually optimistic character.
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oxidize

Additional synonyms

in the sense of consume
Definition
to use up
Some refrigerators consume 70 per cent less electricity than the least efficient models.
Synonyms
use up,
use,
eat up,
fritter away
in the sense of erode
Definition
to wear down or away
Once exposed, soil is quickly eroded by wind and rain.
Synonyms
eat away,
break up,
grind down,
wear down or away
in the sense of gnaw
This run of bad luck has gnawed away at his usually optimistic character.
Synonyms
eat away or into,
wear away or down

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