To eat into or away; to corrode; as, canker erodes the flesh.
- To wear (something) away by or as if by abrasion: Waves eroded the shore.
- To eat into; corrode.
- To make or form by wearing away: The river eroded a deep valley.
- To cause to diminish or deteriorate as if by eating into or wearing away: "Long enduring peace often erodes popular resolution” ( C.L. Sulzberger).
- To become worn or eaten away: The cliffs have eroded over the centuries. Public confidence in the administration eroded.