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erode


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Erode  \E*rode"\,  v.  t.  (Geol.  &  Phys.  Geog.) 
  a  To  wear  away  as  streams  and  glaciers  erode  the  land. 
  b  To  produce  by  erosion,  or  wearing  away  as  glaciers 
  erode  U-shaped  valleys. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Erode  \E*rode"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Eroded};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Eroding}.]  [L.  erodere  erosum;  e  out  +  rodere  to  gnaw.  See 
  {Rodent}.] 
  To  eat  into  or  away  to  corrode;  as  canker  erodes  the  flesh. 
  ``The  blood  .  .  .  erodes  the  vessels.''  --Wiseman. 
 
  The  smaller  charge  is  more  apt  to  .  .  .  erode  the  gun. 
  --Am.  Cyc. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  erode 
  v  1:  become  ground  down  or  deteriorate;  "Her  confidence  eroded" 
  [syn:  {gnaw},  {gnaw  at},  {eat  at},  {wear  away}] 
  2:  remove  soil  or  rock,  as  of  wind  or  water;  "Rain  eroded  the 
  terraces"  [syn:  {eat  away},  {fret}] 




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