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Meaning of ERODE

Pronunciation:  i'rowd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  remove soil or rock, as of wind or water; "Rain eroded the terraces"
  2. [v]  become ground down or deteriorate; "Her confidence eroded"

ERODE is a 5 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: eat at, eat away, fret, gnaw, gnaw at, wear away
 See Also: crumble, damage, decay, delapidate, wash



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \E*rode"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Eroded}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Eroding}.] [L. erodere, erosum; e out + rodere to gnaw. See
    To eat into or away; to corrode; as, canker erodes the flesh.
    ``The blood . . . erodes the vessels.'' --Wiseman.
          The smaller charge is more apt to . . . erode the gun.
                                                   --Am. Cyc.
  2. \E*rode"\, v. t. (Geol. & Phys. Geog.)
    (a) To wear away; as, streams and glaciers erode the land.
    (b) To produce by erosion, or wearing away; as, glaciers
        erode U-shaped valleys.
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