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.
E·rod·ed, p. p. & a.
1. Eaten away; gnawed; irregular, as if eaten or worn away.
2. Bot. Having the edge worn away so as to be jagged or irregularly toothed.
adj : worn away as by water or ice or wind [syn: scoured]