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erode

verb [I/T]  /ɪˈroʊd/ us  
to weaken or damage something by taking away parts of it gradually, or to become weaker in this way: [T] Budget cuts could further erode the benefit package provided for by the contract. earth science If a natural feature or physical object erodes, it is damaged by the effect of weather.
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