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erode

verb [I or T] (HAVE NEGATIVE EFFECT)    /ɪˈrəʊd/ US  /-ˈroʊd/
C2 to slowly reduce or destroy something: His behaviour over the last few months has eroded my confidence in his judgment .Damaging and spoilingDestroying and demolishing
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