To erode is to wear away or destroy something. The soil can erode away the foundation of a building, and the erosion of the ocean can destroy the coastlines.

  • The erosion of the coastline is a result of the increasing number of people living there.

  • The erosion of the soil is a result of the rain.

Definition of eroding


(geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)


eating away, erosion, wearing, wearing away

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Example Sentences for eroding

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    The mountain was eroded.

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    The country's competitiveness will not erode.

  • 3

    Erode is on the Western Banks of the River.

  • 4

    The apex is obtuse and often eroded.

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    The beaks of the shell are often eroded.

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    The school is managed by the Municipality of Erode.

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    The sea began to erode the shoreline.

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    The headquarters of the taluk is the town of Erode Population.

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    The power of the Black population progressively eroded.

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    As time passes, some will accrete and some will erode.