erode

(redirected from erodable)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.

e·rode

 (ĭ-rōd′)
v. e·rod·ed, e·rod·ing, e·rodes
v.tr.
1. To wear (something) away by erosion: Waves eroded the shore.
2. To eat into or eat away the substance of: Acidic water erodes pipes. Arthritis had eroded the cartilage.
3. To make or form by wearing away: The river eroded a deep valley.
4. To cause to diminish or deteriorate: "Long enduring peace often erodes popular resolution" (C.L. Sulzberger).
v.intr.
1. To become worn or eaten away: The cliffs have eroded over the centuries.
2. To diminish or deteriorate: Public confidence in the administration eroded.

[Latin ērōdere, to gnaw off, eat away : ē-, ex-, ex- + rōdere, to gnaw; see rēd- in Indo-European roots.]

e·rod′i·bil′i·ty n.
e·rod′i·ble adj.

erode

(ɪˈrəʊd)
vb
1. to grind or wear down or away or become ground or worn down or away
2. to deteriorate or cause to deteriorate: jealousy eroded the relationship.
3. (Pathology) (tr; usually passive) pathol to remove (tissue) by ulceration
[C17: from Latin ērōdere, from ex-1 + rōdere to gnaw]
eˈrodent adj, n
eˈrodible, eˈrodable adj

e•rode

(ɪˈroʊd)

v. e•rod•ed, e•rod•ing. v.t.
1. to eat into or away; destroy by slow disintegration.
2. to form (a gully, butte, etc.) by erosion.
v.i.
3. to become eroded.
[1605–15; < Latin ērōdere=ē- e- + rōdere to gnaw]
e•rod′i•ble, adj.
e•rod`i•bil′i•ty, n.

erode


Past participle: eroded
Gerund: eroding

Imperative
erode
erode
Present
I erode
you erode
he/she/it erodes
we erode
you erode
they erode
Preterite
I eroded
you eroded
he/she/it eroded
we eroded
you eroded
they eroded
Present Continuous
I am eroding
you are eroding
he/she/it is eroding
we are eroding
you are eroding
they are eroding
Present Perfect
I have eroded
you have eroded
he/she/it has eroded
we have eroded
you have eroded
they have eroded
Past Continuous
I was eroding
you were eroding
he/she/it was eroding
we were eroding
you were eroding
they were eroding
Past Perfect
I had eroded
you had eroded
he/she/it had eroded
we had eroded
you had eroded
they had eroded
Future
I will erode
you will erode
he/she/it will erode
we will erode
you will erode
they will erode
Future Perfect
I will have eroded
you will have eroded
he/she/it will have eroded
we will have eroded
you will have eroded
they will have eroded
Future Continuous
I will be eroding
you will be eroding
he/she/it will be eroding
we will be eroding
you will be eroding
they will be eroding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been eroding
you have been eroding
he/she/it has been eroding
we have been eroding
you have been eroding
they have been eroding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been eroding
you will have been eroding
he/she/it will have been eroding
we will have been eroding
you will have been eroding
they will have been eroding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been eroding
you had been eroding
he/she/it had been eroding
we had been eroding
you had been eroding
they had been eroding
Conditional
I would erode
you would erode
he/she/it would erode
we would erode
you would erode
they would erode
Past Conditional
I would have eroded
you would have eroded
he/she/it would have eroded
we would have eroded
you would have eroded
they would have eroded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.erode - become ground down or deteriorate; "Her confidence eroded"
decay, dilapidate, crumble - fall into decay or ruin; "The unoccupied house started to decay"
2.erode - remove soil or rock; "Rain eroded the terraces"
damage - inflict damage upon; "The snow damaged the roof"; "She damaged the car when she hit the tree"
wash - form by erosion; "The river washed a ravine into the mountainside"

erode

verb
1. disintegrate, crumble, deteriorate, corrode, break up, grind down, waste away, wear down or away By 1980, Miami beach had all but totally eroded.
2. destroy, consume, spoil, crumble, eat away, corrode, break up, grind down, abrade, wear down or away Once exposed, soil is quickly eroded by wind and rain.
3. weaken, destroy, undermine, diminish, impair, lessen, wear away His fumbling of the issue of reform has eroded his authority.

erode

verb
To consume gradually, as by chemical reaction or friction:
Translations
يَحِتُّ، يُفَتِّتُ، يَتَآكَل
erodereudhule
erodierenzerfressen
erodálkimar
veîra, sverfa, eyîa
erozijaėstigraužti
grauztizskalotsaēst
erodovať
aşın mak

erode

[ɪˈrəʊd]
A. VT
1. (lit) (Geol) → erosionar; [acid] → corroer
2. (fig) [+ confidence, power, authority] → mermar; [+ support, rights] → reducir
inflation has eroded the value of their savingsla inflación ha mermado el valor de sus ahorros
B. VI
1. (Geol) → erosionarse
2. (fig) [confidence] → mermarse; [support] → disminuir
support for his party is erodingel apoyo a su partido está disminuyendo

erode

[ɪˈrəʊd]
vt (= wear away) [+ soil, rock] → éroder; [+ metal] → ronger
(= destroy) [+ authority, freedom] → rogner
vi
(= wear away) [rock, soil] → s'éroder
(= disappear) [authority, confidence] → s'érodererogenous zone [ɪˈrɒdʒənəszəʊn] nzone f érogène

erode

vt (glacier, water, sea)auswaschen, erodieren (spec); (acid)ätzen; (rust)wegfressen, anfressen; (fig) confidence, power, values, beliefsuntergraben; authorityunterminieren; differentialsaushöhlen; valueabtragen, untergraben
vi (value)abgetragen werden

erode

[ɪˈrəʊd] vt (Geol) → erodere; (metal) (fig) → corrodere

erode

(iˈrəud) verb
to eat or wear away (metals etc); to destroy gradually. Acids erode certain metals; Water has eroded the rock; The individual's right to privacy is being eroded.
eˈrosion (-ʒən) noun

erode

vt erosionar
References in periodicals archive ?
Tenders Are Invited for Construction of the danube straubing - vilshofen, Development of the waterway and improvement of the flood protection straubing - vilshofen, Physical model tests on erodable overflow sections.
But it's often other human activities--deforestation, growing crops on steep erodable land, building houses (often the homes of the very rich or the very poor) on vulnerable sites, construction of earth-destabilizing roads or dams, irrigating in the wrong place--that prime hillsides for collapse.
IB:mat erial limo arenoso color amarillo ocre,humedo,semi plastico,compacto,plastic o, erodable.
While large sections of the Baltic Sea coasts are bedrock-based and extremely stable, the southern and eastern coasts of this basin mostly consist of relatively soft and easily erodable sediment.
2001: Human impact on erodable phosphorus and eutrophication: a global perspective.
Rainfall is heaviest in eastern Nebraska, soils are highly erodable, and the region is intensively farmed, often to the edge of stream banks, resulting in significant erosion of topsoil (Clausen and Havlik, 1994; Hoke, 1994b, 1996, 2004, 2005b).
Dissolvable films and Natural and synthetic Polymer coatings erodable PSAs polysaccharides, designed to erode at hydrophilic predetermined rates copolymers when in contact with biological fluids.
Bedforms are wave-like geometric configurations of the water-sediment interface that are formed by fluid flow over an erodable granular bed (Allen 1985).
After the great plow-ups of the 1970s and '80s (conducted at the federal government's urging) the country saw an enormous increase in soil erosion, so taxpayers began paying farmers to plant the most highly erodable acres back to grass.
Switzer said South Dakota farmers are not only converting marginal farm-land areas with poor soil and highly erodable lands, they are draining critical wetlands in order to increase tillable acreage.
Biomass from many perennial grasses can also be produced and harvested sustainably on fragile and erodable soils that would not tolerate most food crops.