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erode

US [ɪˈroʊd]
UK [ɪˈrəʊd]
  • v.侵蚀;腐蚀;损害;削弱
  • Web冲刷;腐蚀术;埃罗德
Simple Present:erodes  Present Participle:eroding  Past Tense:eroded  
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v.
1.
[t][i]
侵蚀;腐蚀;风化to gradually destroy the surface of sth through the action of wind, rain, etc.; to be gradually destroyed in this way
The cliff face has been steadily eroded by the sea.
峭壁表面逐渐被海水侵蚀。
The rocks have eroded away over time.
这些岩石随着时间的推移逐渐风化了。
2.
[t][i]
~ (sth)
逐渐毁坏;削弱;损害to gradually destroy sth or make it weaker over a period of time; to be destroyed or made weaker in this way
Her confidence has been slowly eroded by repeated failures.
她的自信心因屡屡失败慢慢消磨掉了。
Mortgage payments have been eroded(= decreased in value) by inflation.
偿还的按揭贷款因通货膨胀而降值。

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