Synonyms of 'erode'
1 disintegrateDictionary, crumble, deteriorate
By 1980, Miami beach had all but totally eroded.
2 destroyDictionary, consume, spoil
Once exposed, soil is quickly eroded by wind and rain.
3 weakenDictionary, destroy, undermine
His fumbling of the issue of reform has eroded his authority.
Her opponents believe that her authority has been fatally weakened.
This will undermine their chances of success.
Federalism is intended to diminish the power of the central state.
Consumption of alcohol impairs your ability to drive.
Keep immunisations up to date to lessen the risk of serious illness.
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To abrade something means to scrape or wear down its surface by rubbing it.
The rough rock had abraded her skin.
Fire consumed the building.
Thesaurus for erode from the Collins English Thesaurus
If rock or soil erodes or is eroded by the weather , sea, or wind , it cracks and breaks so that it is gradually destroyed .