1. corrode, rust, decay, crumble, dilapidate

usage: become destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an acid; "The metal corroded"; "The pipes rusted"

2. corrode, eat, rust, damage

usage: cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid; "The acid corroded the metal"; "The steady dripping of water rusted the metal stopper in the sink"

3. rust, oxidise, oxidize, oxidate

usage: become coated with oxide


1. rusted (vs. rustless), rusty

usage: having accumulated rust; "rusted hinges"

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