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erode

verb [I or T] (DAMAGE PHYSICALLY)    /ɪˈrəʊd/ US  /-ˈroʊd/
C2 to rub or be rubbed away gradually : Wind and rain have eroded the statues into shapeless lumps of stone . The cliffs are eroding several feet a year .Scratching and rubbing
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