Associations to the word «Erode»

Wiktionary

ERODE, verb. To wear away by abrasion, corrosion or chemical reaction.
ERODE, verb. (figurative) To destroy gradually by an ongoing process.

Dictionary definition

ERODE, verb. Become ground down or deteriorate; "Her confidence eroded".
ERODE, verb. Remove soil or rock; "Rain eroded the terraces".

Wise words

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