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erodeverb [I/T]

 us   /ɪˈroʊd/
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.
(Definition of erode from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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erodeverb [I or T]

uk   us   /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.
(Definition of erode from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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