Definition of Erode

1. Verb. Become ground down or deteriorate. "Her confidence eroded"

Exact synonyms: Eat At, Gnaw, Gnaw At, Wear Away
Generic synonyms: Crumble, Decay, Dilapidate
Derivative terms: Erosion, Erosive, Wearing Away



2. Verb. Remove soil or rock. "Rain eroded the terraces"
Exact synonyms: Eat Away, Fret
Generic synonyms: Damage
Specialized synonyms: Wash
Derivative terms: Eroding, Erosion, Erosion, Erosive

Definition of Erode

1. v. t. To eat into or away; to corrode; as, canker erodes the flesh.

2. v. t. To wear away; as, streams and glaciers erode the land.

Definition of Erode

1. Verb. To wear away by abrasion, corrosion or chemical reaction ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Erode

1. to wear away by constant friction [v ERODED, ERODING, ERODES]

Medical Definition of Erode

1. To eat into or away; to corrode; as, canker erodes the flesh. "The blood . . . Erodes the vessels." "The smaller charge is more apt to . . . Erode the gun." (Am. Cyc) Origin: L. Erodere, erosum; e out + rodere to gnaw. See Rodent. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Erode

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ernestful
ernienickelite
erniggliite
erning
erns
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erode (current term)
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erodium
erodiums
erogation
erogations

Literary usage of Erode

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1. Historical Sketches of the South of India, in an Attempt to Trace the by Mark Wilks (1869)
"... reasons for inclining towards Trichinopoly—Hyder towards erode—takes ... —destroys the corps under Nixon—appears before erode—Strange conduct of ..."

2. India: The Land and the People by James Caird (1883)
"At six next morning we were at erode in the valley of the Cauvery, described by the Duke of ... From erode to Trichi- nopoly the railway skirts this plain, ..."

3. The New Sydenham Society's Lexicon of Medicine and the Allied Sciences ...by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society (1882)
"... and whey and koumiss cure- place, in a pleasant climate, where pine-leaf baths are also employed. Brode'. (Old F. cruder ; from L. erode, to gnaw off. ..."

4. Historical Sketches of the South of India, in an Attempt to Trace the by Mark Wilks (1869)
"... reasons for inclining towards Trichinopoly—Hyder towards erode—takes ... —destroys the corps under Nixon—appears before erode—Strange conduct of ..."

5. India: The Land and the People by James Caird (1883)
"At six next morning we were at erode in the valley of the Cauvery, described by the Duke of ... From erode to Trichi- nopoly the railway skirts this plain, ..."

6. The New Sydenham Society's Lexicon of Medicine and the Allied Sciences ...by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society (1882)
"... and whey and koumiss cure- place, in a pleasant climate, where pine-leaf baths are also employed. Brode'. (Old F. cruder ; from L. erode, to gnaw off. ..."

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