from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To erode or be eroded by abrasion.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To gnaw into; to wear away; to fret; to consume.
- v. To erode, as the bed of a stream.
- v. To scrape or rake together; to accumulate laboriously.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To gnaw into; to wear away; to fret; to consume.
- transitive v. To erode, as the bed of a stream. See Corrosion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To scrape or rake together; accumulate laboriously.
- In geology, to abrade and remove (rock), as by running streams charged with grit.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. wear away
Latin corrādere, to scrape together : com-, com- + rādere, to scrape; see rēd- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)