1. Chemical action of water containing carbonic acid (also humidic, nitric, and other acids) on limestones and dolomites causing partial solution and related chemical changes in the rocks [20].
   2. Erosion by solution or chemical action [10].
   3. The act or process of dissolving or wearing away metals [6]. See also accelerated corrosion; alluvial corrosion; corrasion; solution. Compare aggressive water.
   Synonyms: (French.) corrosion; (German.) Korrosion; (Greek.) chemeke thiavroses; (Italian.) dissoluzione, corrosione; (Russian.) korrozija; (Spanish.) corrosión; (Turkish.) eritme, yenme, kemirilme; (Yugoslavian.) korozija.

A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology. . 2002.


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  • corrosion — c.1400, from M.Fr. corrosion or directly from L. corrosionem (nom. corrosio), noun of action from pp. stem of corrodere (see CORRODE (Cf. corrode)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • corrosion — [kə rō′zhən] n. [ME corrosioun < OFr corrosion < LL corrosio < pp. of L corrodere: see CORRODE] 1. a corroding or being corroded 2. a substance, as rust, formed by corroding …   English World dictionary

  • Corrosion — Corrosion. См. Коррозия. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

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