erode /ɪˈrod/ 及物動詞
E·rode v. t. [imp. & p. p. Eroded; p. pr. & vb. n. Eroding.]
1. To eat into or away; to corrode; as, canker erodes the flesh. “The blood . . . erodes the vessels.”
The smaller charge is more apt to . . . erode the gun. --Am. Cyc.
2. Geol. & Phys. Geog. (a) To wear away; as, streams and glaciers erode the land. (b) To produce by erosion, or wearing away; as, glaciers erode U-shaped valleys.
v 1: become ground down or deteriorate; "Her confidence eroded"
[syn: gnaw, gnaw at, eat at, wear away]
2: remove soil or rock; "Rain eroded the terraces" [syn: eat