verb [ trans. ] (often be eroded)
(of wind, water, or other natural agents) gradually wear away (soil, rock, or land) : the cliffs have been eroded by the sea.
• [ intrans. ] (of soil, rock, or land) be gradually worn away by such natural agents.
• figurative gradually destroy or be gradually destroyed : [ trans. ] this humiliation has eroded what confidence Jean has | [ intrans. ] profit margins are eroding.
• Medicine (of a disease) gradually destroy (bodily tissue).