Erode

Definition of Erode

E`rode´
v. t.1.To eat into or away; to corrode; as, canker erodes the flesh.
[imp. & p. p. Eroded; p. pr. & vb. n. Eroding.]
The smaller charge is more apt to . . . erode the gun.
- Am. Cyc.
2.(Geol. & Phys. Geog.) To wear away; as, streams and glaciers erode the land.
3.to reduce or lessen as if by eroding; as, a politician's base of support is eroded by evidence of corruption; the buying power of the dollar is eroded by inflation.

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