English definition of “erode”
REMOVE [I, T] › If soil, stone, etc erodes or is eroded, it is gradually damaged and removed by the sea, rain, or wind: [often passive] The coastline is slowly being eroded by the sea.
DESTROY [T] formal › to gradually destroy a good quality or situation: Reports of corruption have eroded people's confidence in the police. erosion
/ɪˈrəʊʒən/ noun [U] › soil erosion