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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

Etymologies

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)

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  • Thank you, bilby.

    January 24, 2015

  • Nice work.

    January 23, 2015

  • When Nature is miffed she corrodes.
    If she really is pissed she erodes.
    Her wrath is displayed
    When you see her corrade
    But at peak of her pique she explodes.

    January 23, 2015