Definitions for erodeɪˈroʊd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

e•rodeɪˈroʊd(v.)e•rod•ed, e•rod•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to eat into or away; destroy by slow disintegration.

  2. to form (a gully, butte, etc.) by erosion.

    Category: Geology

  3. (v.i.)to become eroded.

Origin of erode:

1605–15; < L ērōdere=ē-e - +rōdere to gnaw


Princeton's WordNet

  1. erode, gnaw, gnaw at, eat at, wear away(verb)

    become ground down or deteriorate

    "Her confidence eroded"

  2. erode, eat away, fret(verb)

    remove soil or rock

    "Rain eroded the terraces"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. erode(verb)ɪˈroʊd

    to gradually wear away, or make wear away

    The storm eroded the beach.; as the soil erodes

  2. erodeɪˈroʊd

    to gradually destroy or be destroyed

    His remarks further eroded his popularity with the public.; soil erosion; the erosion of free speech


  1. erode(Verb)

    To wear away by abrasion, corrosion or chemical reaction

Webster Dictionary

  1. Erode(verb)

    to eat into or away; to corrode; as, canker erodes the flesh


  1. Erode

    Erode is a city, a municipal corporation and the headquarters of Erode district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is situated at the center of the South Indian Peninsula, about 400 kilometres southwest of the state capital Chennai and about 80 kilometres east of Coimbatore on the banks of the river Kaveri. It is well known for hand loom, power loom textile products and ready made garments. It is referred to as 'loom city' or 'turmeric city'.

Translations for erode

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to eat or wear away (metals etc); to destroy gradually

Acids erode certain metals; Water has eroded the rock; The individual's right to privacy is being eroded.

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