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v. e·rod·ed, e·rod·ing, e·rodes
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).
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.
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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.
The Carrion Caves consist of a series of twenty-seven connecting chambers, and present the appearance of having been eroded by running water in some far-gone age when a mighty river found its way to the south through this single breach in the barrier of rock and ice that hems the country of the pole.
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.
There were signs of a surface that had shifted often as the rains poured a flow of rich eroded soil from above over the lip of the canon.
You've eroded my eardrums with your endless gabble for the open shop and the right of a man to work.
I sheet, stiffeners, retainer plates in the eroded portions of ESP inlet side funnel areas, strengthening of eroded welding joints, patch welding the eroded portions and application of insulation including the cost of insulation materials
It has been successfully tested on the River Bollin in Cheshire, which has particularly sandy and easily eroded banks, as well on the Derwent, Glenderamackin and Marron rivers in Cumbria.
The workbolsters the counterintuitive notion that glaciers, rather than just carving down young peaks into eroded hills like a buzz saw, could sometimes protect high jagged terrain.
TANK, October 15, 2010 (Balochistan Times): The official survey of agriculture department has concluded that 19,450 acres of cultivatable land has been eroded due to recent flash floods.
Due to glaciers and rivers, about exactly the same amount of material is eroded from the Alp slopes as is regenerated from the deep Earth's crust.
The mathematical model for determining the eroded section, the traverse rate f and the productivity is very important for the control of the system.
Average TANF unrestricted asset limits rose in real terms from $1,138 in 1993 to $2,779 in 1998 but have since been eroded by inflation, falling to $2,592 in 2003.