HyperDic: erode

English > 2 senses of the word erode:
VERBchangeerode, gnaw, gnaw at, eat at, wear awaybecome ground down or deteriorate
changeerode, eat away, fretremove soil or rock
erode > pronunciation
Soundsihrow'd; iy'rowd
Rhymesabode ... workload: 51 rhymes with owd...
English > erode: 2 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningBecome ground down or deteriorate.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"Her confidence eroded"
Synonymsgnaw, gnaw at, eat at, wear away
Broaderdecay, crumble, dilapidatefall into decay or ruin
Spanishdesgastarse, erosionarse, erosionar
Catalancorroir-se, desgastar-se, erosionar-se, erosionar
Adjectiveserosiveof a substance, especially a strong acid
Nounserosioncondition in which the earth's surface is worn away by the action of water and wind
English > erode: 2 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningRemove soil or rock.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"Rain eroded the terraces"
Synonymseat away, fret
Narrowerwashform by erosion
Broaderdamageinflict damage / damage upon
Spanishcorroer, desgastar, erosionar
Catalancorroir-se, desgastar-se, erosionar-se, erosionar
Adjectiveserosivewearing away by friction
Nounserosion, eroding(geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
erosioncondition in which the earth's surface is worn away by the action of water and wind

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