Meaning of “erode” in the English Dictionary

"erode" in American English

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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)

"erode" in Business English

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erodeverb [ I or T ]

uk /ɪˈrəʊd/ us

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.

(Definition of “erode” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)