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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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They oppose change of policy and direction, because it is risky and might erode the organization's endowment.
companies, and found a clear disconnect between the views of business leaders and technology leaders on the factors that build and erode trust.
Conducting terrorist operations in one area erodes popular support and erodes their ability to collect funds,'' Sullivan said.
calculates that wind erodes about 20 million tons of U.