Adjective "eroding" definition and examples

(Eroding may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


(of wind, water, or other natural agents) gradually wear away (soil, rock, or land)
  1. 'Over time, the wind has eroded the landscape and converted the slate rocks into small fragments.'
  2. 'Steep, rough and eroded by the wind, it imposes a hard vertical dance on a climber.'
  3. 'During its passage over land, water erodes vast amounts of continental rock.'
  4. 'Since then, the solar wind has gradually eroded the Martian atmosphere so that today it is less than 1% as thick as that of the Earth.'
  5. 'The walls here are cut by centuries of flood and fabulously eroded by wind and storm.'
  6. 'First, wind and water erode it, especially during tropical storms and hurricanes.'
  7. 'This is the process by which rainwater erodes limestone cliffs and creates limestone caves and sinkholes.'
  8. 'Experts said they believed the road's foundations had been eroded by water but that nothing would have happened if traffic conditions along that section of road had been normal.'
  9. 'A canyon, too, is the consequence of ‘natural’ processes such as the way fluids erode rock.'
  10. 'This water eroded the natural limestone of the island into a series of natural caves that became gradually drowned as the ice-sheets melted and the sea level rose.'
  11. 'soft sedimentary rocks have eroded away'
  12. 'Trees and forests had been cut down to provide fuel and even the most fertile soils were eroding at an alarming rate.'
  13. 'Christianity's anyway tenuous situation in the holy land eroded.'
  14. 'But 1,000 feet of sandy beach have since eroded away, including all 210 feet that spanned the length of Sunset Cove.'
  15. 'Minerals such as calcium and magnesium eroded away and poured into the sea, where they ‘fixed’ carbon dioxide and stopped it escaping into the air.'
  16. 'Eventually the surrounding layers of older rock eroded away, leaving this mass exposed as a monadnock.'
  17. 'The terrain has eroded and only a few gnarled trees linger.'
  18. 'Clear contrasts that once separated the two lands are eroding, blurring.'
  19. 'Both bays are part of a massive volcano crater that has eroded away.'
  20. 'It is a plain three-part button that was produced from a low-grade brass or copper base with the addition of silver plating, much of which has eroded away.'
  21. 'The trees have all been cut down on the hills here, and the soil has eroded, leaving chalk exposed.'
  22. 'And to make things worse, coffee prices have been on a nose dive since the split, eroding farmers' confidence in coffee.'
  23. 'Every wall I had constructed to keep myself from hurting deeply, from being vulnerable, eroded away into nothingness, leaving me alone and frail.'
  24. 'It also means considerable extra expense in deliveries plus extra returns and the like. Finally, it erodes confidence in each news agency and this hurts our future.'
  25. 'Confidence is eroded and the health of our nation suffers.'
  26. 'Although that culture eroded away over the generations, it did so at different rates in different places and among different people.'
  27. 'Confidence is steadily being eroded that the police know what they are doing and that they are ready and willing to level with the public.'
  28. 'I used to have immense pride and respect for England but since 1946 that has almost eroded away.'
  29. 'All of this leaves gnawing questions, questions that erode consumer confidence.'
  30. 'Concerns about falling victim to phishing scams are eroding US consumer confidence in online banking and e-commerce.'
  31. 'I lay still, listening with a numb feeling as my small island of stability eroded away from beneath me.'
  32. 'many had their upper incisors missing and their maxillae eroded'
  33. 'This measurement method is especially important when assessing PrUs because these wounds are more likely to erode subcutaneous tissue than skin.'
  34. 'In severe cases, this can actually erode esophageal tissue (erosive esophagitis).'
  35. 'The lining epithelium was often eroded, and the underlying stroma showed dense infiltration by inflammatory cells.'

More definitions

1. to eat into or away; destroy by slow consumption or disintegration: Battery acid had eroded the engine. Inflation erodes the value of our money.Synonyms: corrode, waste, ravage, spoil.Antonyms: strengthen, reinforce.

2. to form (a gully, butte, or the like) by erosion. verb (used without object), eroded, eroding.

3. to become eroded.

More examples(as adjective)

"gains can be eroding."

"areas can be eroding."

"weeks can be eroding."

"confidences can be eroding."

"supports can be eroding."

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(erode)Early 17th century: from French éroder or Latin erodere, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out, away’ + rodere ‘gnaw’.