Definitions for "Erode"
To wear away; as, streams and glaciers erode the land.
To produce by erosion, or wearing away; as, glaciers erode U-shaped valleys.
to wear away or be worn away, as by wind or rain.
Keywords:  canker, corrode, flesh, eat
To eat into or away; to corrode; as, canker erodes the flesh.
to reduce or lessen as if by eroding; as, a politician's base of support is eroded by evidence of corruption; the buying power of the dollar is eroded by inflation.
Keywords:  epidermis, loss
Loss of epidermis.