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  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]: 
 
  eroding 
  n  :  the  mechanical  process  of  wearing  or  grinding  something  down 
  (as  by  particles  washing  over  it)  [syn:  {erosion},  {eating 
  away},  {wearing},  {wearing  away}] 




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