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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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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