Synonyms and Antonyms of erode

  1. 1 to consume or wear away gradually <the fear that inflation will continue to erode people's savings> Synonyms bite (at), corrode, eat, fret, gnaw, nibbleRelated Words break down, break up, decompose, disintegrate, dissolve; decimate, destroy, devastate, ruin, waste, wreckNear Antonyms freshen, recreate, refresh, refreshen, regenerate, rejuvenate, renew, restore, revitalize, revive

  2. 2 to damage or diminish by continued friction <the winds and desert sands have eroded much of the original surface of these ancient monuments> Synonyms chafe, corrade, abrade, fray, frazzle, fret, gall, rasp, rub, wearRelated Words file, gnaw, grate, graze, grind, nibble, sandblast, sandpaper, scour, scrape, scuff, shave; erase, reduce, rub out, wear out, wipe (away); bite, break down, break up, chew, corrode, decompose, disintegrate, dissolve, eat; hone, sharpen, whet

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