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Erode   Listen
Erode  v. t.  (past & past part. eroded; pres. part. eroding)  
To eat into or away; to corrode; as, canker erodes the flesh. "The blood... erodes the vessels." "The smaller charge is more apt to... erode the gun."
(Geol. & Phys. Geog.)
To wear away; as, streams and glaciers erode the land.
To produce by erosion, or wearing away; as, glaciers erode U-shaped valleys.
To reduce or lessen as if by eroding; as, a politician's base of support is eroded by evidence of corruption; the buying power of the dollar is eroded by inflation. (fig.)

Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48

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"Erode" Quotes from Famous Books

... budgets have been sought when the economy was advancing, and a rigorous evaluation of spending programs has been maintained at all times. Resort to deficit financing in prosperous times could easily erode international confidence in the dollar and contribute to inflation at home. In this belief, I shall submit a balanced budget for fiscal 1962 ...
— Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present • Various

... pillage &c 791. wound, stab, pierce, maim, lame, surbate^, cripple, hough^, hamstring, hit between wind and water, scotch, mangle, mutilate, disfigure, blemish, deface, warp. blight, rot; corrode, erode; wear away, wear out; gnaw, gnaw at the root of; sap, mine, undermine, shake, sap the foundations of, break up; disorganize, dismantle, dismast; destroy &c 162. damnify &c (aggrieve) 649 [Obs.]; do one's worst; ...
— Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases: Body • Roget

Words linked to "Erode" :   erosive, eat away, wash, damage, eroding, crumble, eat at, fret, erosion

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