E*rode" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Eroded; p. pr. & vb. n. Eroding.] [L. erodere, erosum; e out + rodere to gnaw. See Rodent.]

To eat into or away; to corrode; as, canker erodes the flesh. "The blood . . . erodes the vessels." Wiseman.

The smaller charge is more apt to . . . erode the gun.
Am. Cyc.


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E*rode", v. t. (Geol. & Phys. Geog.)


To wear away; as, streams and glaciers erode the land.


To produce by erosion, or wearing away; as, glaciers erode U-shaped valleys.


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