erode

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See also: Erode, érodé, and érode

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From French éroder, from Latin ērōdō

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erode (third-person singular simple present erodes, present participle eroding, simple past and past participle eroded)

  1. To wear away by abrasion, corrosion or chemical reaction.
    The cliff is gradually being eroded by the waves.
  2. (figuratively) To destroy gradually by an ongoing process.
    to erode a person's trust
    to erode society's moral

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Italian[edit]

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erode

  1. third-person singular present indicative of erodere

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Latin[edit]

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ērōde

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of ērōdō

Portuguese[edit]

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erode

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of erodir
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of erodir