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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
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The past 25 to 30 years saw a small reduction in the percentage of beaches eroding - dropping to 60 percent, possibly as a result of beach restoration activities such as adding sand to beaches.
Simply put, as Gardner and his fellow CFR one-worlders in government and business see it, international trade is one of the key weapons in their globalist arsenal for eroding national sovereignty piece by piece.
In March, engineers uprooted the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, a 129-year-old historic landmark on the eroding Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Contrary to previous scholarship, they found that rivers and glaciers in active mountain ranges are both capable of eroding landscapes by more than one centimetre per year.
The negative rating action on series 2002-FF1 is the result of losses exceeding excess spread for the past three months and, as a result, eroding the overcollateralization (OC) below target.
An eroding atmosphere, with its large climate variations, could have proved catastrophic for life on the Red Planet.
The major operators have also offset their eroding voice telephony revenues by investing in IP services, further strengthening the focus on broadband as a future income source.