Synonyms of 'wear something down'
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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.
If metal or stone corrodes, or is corroded, it is gradually destroyed by a chemical or by rust.
Engineers found that the structure had been corroded by moisture.
Thesaurus for wear something down from the Collins English Thesaurus