erode


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

erode

verb abrade, break down, consume, decay, deteriorate, diminish, disintegrate, dissolve, file, gradually eat away, grind, lessen, lose, make thin, rasp, reduce, rub away, scrape, shrink, strip, waste, weaken, wear, wear away, wear down, wear down by friccion, weather
Associated concepts: erode the credibility of a witness
See also: degenerate, depreciate, diminish, impair, lessen
References in periodicals archive ?
They were taken to the Erode Land Grabbing police cell located in the district police office, where Raja told police that he was innocent, and wanted them to show him the complainant but the police said he would appear in court when the trial begins.
Business leaders believe negative cash flows, a lack of shared values and weak fiscal management are much more likely to erode trust than do IT leaders.
Experts claim the money goes right down the drain as more beaches continue to erode.
If hiring plans continue to improve, corporate profits may start to erode.
Fitch expects that the competitive pressure will likely result in higher subscriber acquisition costs and higher churn for Echostar, which in Fitch's estimation will erode subscriber profitability and hinder free cash flow generation.
About 50 miles south of the Grand Canyon, a small river called West Clear Creek is chewing its way eastward through rocks similar to those that the Colorado began to erode millions of years ago.
That amount of water could erode 50 more feet of unprotected sandy beaches than the current survey assumes and threaten even more homes.
But when you erode the cliffs, they're gone forever.
Despite the increase in credit enhancement from initial levels, the severely delinquent pipeline (90 day, Foreclosure and real estate owned (REO)) will significantly erode current credit enhancement levels.
Apart from the obvious choking hazard, the pennies can trigger stomach ulcers and erode into circular blades of tissue-ripping zinc, a physician reported this week in Chicago at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America.
But should the rains erode the landfills, garbage could come pouring through streams and storm drains toward the ocean.
Contingents flow right to the bottom line of any firm, and elimination of such a significant component would erode many small to mid-sized firms' ability to continue to meet market demands and competition.