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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it);
[syn: erosion, eroding, eating away, wearing, wearing away]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Erode \E*rode"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Eroded; p. pr. & vb. n. Eroding.] [L. erodere, erosum; e out + rodere to gnaw. See Rodent.] 1. To eat into or away; to corrode; as, canker erodes the flesh. "The blood . . . erodes the vessels." --Wiseman. [1913 Webster] The smaller charge is more apt to . . . erode the gun. --Am. Cyc. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geol. & Phys. Geog.) (a) To wear away; as, streams and glaciers erode the land. (b) To produce by erosion, or wearing away; as, glaciers erode U-shaped valleys. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 3. to reduce or lessen as if by eroding; as, a politician's base of support is eroded by evidence of corruption; the buying power of the dollar is eroded by inflation. [fig.] [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

eroding n 1: (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it) [syn: erosion, eroding, eating away, wearing, wearing away]