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English definition of “erode”

erode

verb [I or T]     /ɪˈrəʊd/
to slowly reduce or destroy something, or to be slowly reduced or destroyed: erode value/profits/margins Sudden movements in exchange and interest rates can erode profit margins. erode confidence/support The retail industry is struggling with eroding consumer confidence and a weakening sales trend.
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