GRE Word List

CORRODE

destroy or wear away gradually by chemical action (over a long period)

The meaning of the word corrode is destroy or wear away gradually by chemical action (over a long period).

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WordMeaning
recountnarrate or tell (a story); count over again
omniscientall-knowing
enumeratelist; mention one by one
beneficiaryperson entitled to benefits or proceeds of an insurance policy or will
ultimatefinal; not susceptible to further analysis; fundamental; Ex. The sun is the ultimate source of energy.
descrycatch sight of (something distant)
nourishprovide with food necessary for life and growth
practicalbased on experience; of or acquired through practice (rather than theory); useful; Ex. practical man
gruesomegrisly; horrible
smeltmelt (ore) for separating and removing the metal; melt or blend ores changing their chemical composition