Meaning of “erode” - Learner’s Dictionary

erode

verb us uk /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.
DESTROY [ T ] formal

to gradually destroy a good quality or situation:

Reports of corruption have eroded people's confidence in the police.
erosion noun [ U ] us uk /ɪˈrəʊʒən/

soil erosion

(Definition of “erode” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)