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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
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