eroded Definition

  • 1to gradually destroy or wear away something through natural forces
  • 2to become gradually weaker or smaller

Using eroded: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "eroded" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The cliffs have been eroded by the sea.

  • Example

    The company's profits have been eroded by competition.

  • Example

    The political scandal eroded public trust in the government.

eroded Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with eroded

  • gradually disappear or be destroyed


    The coastline is eroding away due to rising sea levels.

  • erode one's confidence/trust

    gradually reduce or undermine someone's confidence or trust


    The constant criticism from her boss eroded her confidence in her abilities.

  • gradually change or develop into something else


    The peaceful protest eroded into violence and chaos.


Summary: eroded in Brief

To 'erode' [ih-roh-did] means to gradually destroy or wear away something through natural forces, or to become gradually weaker or smaller. Examples include the gradual destruction of cliffs by the sea, the weakening of a company's profits by competition, and the erosion of public trust in the government due to a political scandal.

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