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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.eroded - worn away as by water or ice or wind
worn - affected by wear; damaged by long use; "worn threads on the screw"; "a worn suit"; "the worn pockets on the jacket"
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Instead we have drifted, and that drifting has eroded our resources, fractured our economy, and shaken our confidence.
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At different points natural caves, which appeared to have been eroded by the action of water in some forgotten age, pitted the side walls at various heights.
You've eroded my eardrums with your endless gabble for the open shop and the right of a man to work.
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