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English definition of “erode”

erode

verb     /ɪˈrəʊd/
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 .Environmental issuesRubbish and wasteProtection and protectors
DESTROY [T] formal to gradually destroy a good quality or situation : Reports of corruption have eroded people's confidence in the police .Damaging and spoilingDestroying and demolishing
erosion     /ɪˈrəʊʒən/ noun [U] soil erosion
(Definition of erode verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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