verb (used with object), e·rod·ed, e·rod·ing.
verb (used without object), e·rod·ed, e·rod·ing.
Origin of erode
Examples from the Web for erode
That started to erode after the two officers were assaulted last week.De Blasio and the New York City Protesters Have No Blood on Their Hands|Jacob Siegel|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It serves as a potent reminder that the cost in lives of one war can erode the will of a people to fight another.Blood and War: The Hard Truth About ‘Boots on the Ground’|Clive Irving|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Failure to secure their quick release can erode voter confidence and advertise the impotence of government.
Admittedly, a lot of undeserved cultural authority will have to erode before this idealization can materialize.
Alternatively, passing up a shot could allow an enemy to escape, kill U.S. citizens, and erode U.S. power.
Even in the zone of solution water may under certain circumstances deposit as well as erode.The Elements of Geology|William Harmon Norton
It has been, and is being, created by sediments from the many torrents that erode the interior mountains.Area Handbook for Albania|Eugene K. Keefe
The ages that it had taken this stream to erode such a bed for itself was beyond imagination.Two Boys in Wyoming|Edward S. Ellis
As a result, there is a substantial defense imbalance that will erode fighting power.Shock and Awe|Harlan K. Ullman
It would take a lot of time to erode away that much massive stone.The Egyptian Cat Mystery|Harold Leland Goodwin
British Dictionary definitions for erode
Word Origin for erode
Word Origin and History for erode
1610s, a back-formation from erosion, or else from French éroder, from Latin erodere "to gnaw away, consume" (see erosion). Related: Eroded; eroding. Originally of acids, ulcers, etc.; geological sense is from 1830.