Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb erode

2 senses of erode

Sense 1
erode, gnaw, gnaw at, eat at, wear away -- (become ground down or deteriorate; "Her confidence eroded")
       => decay, crumble, dilapidate -- (fall into decay or ruin; "The unoccupied house started to decay")

Sense 2
erode, eat away, fret -- (remove soil or rock; "Rain eroded the terraces")
       => damage -- (inflict damage upon; "The snow damaged the roof"; "She damaged the car when she hit the tree")

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