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verb as in deteriorate; wear away

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For one thing, it erodes the healthy tax competition between states and localities.

Earlier this month, researchers at Carnegie-Mellon University detailed how Facebook systematically erodes users' privacy wishes.

The blind aping, of course, that erodes our ever-worshipful Indian culture and drives our ever-respectful men to rape.

The rate at which a stream erodes its bed depends in part upon the nature of the rocks over which it flows.

Running water dissolves and erodes away the earthy materials with which it comes in contact.

It erodes the guns much less than any European powder except, possibly, that of the Germans.

A glacier erodes its bed and banks in two ways,—by abrasion and by plucking.

The flood scours the bed of the river, erodes its banks, and threatens to find a way amongst the estates.


On this page you'll find 21 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to erodes, such as: destroy, corrode, gnaw, consume, disintegrate, and bite.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.