rusting

  

Definition

Electrochemical corrosion of iron or steel, caused by the flow of electric current between different parts of the metal serving as anodes and cathodes of a cell. Rusting requires water and oxygen to occur, and is accelerated in the presence of acids and other electrolytes.

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  • The most cost effective way of assuring your new deck will be beautiful for years to come is to invest in stainless steel screws, which are quite impervious to rusting.

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  • Since I live on the east coast my car's frame is rusting due to the salt in the air from the ocean and the salt on the roads from the plowing and salting in the winter.

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  • We had advised the scientist from the research and development lab to take proactive measures against the possibility of rusting.

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