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e·rode

(ē-rōd'),
1. To cause, or to be affected by, erosion.
2. To remove by ulceration.
[L. erodo, to gnaw away]

e·rode

(ē-rōd')
1. To cause, or to be affected by, erosion.
2. To remove by ulceration.
[L. erodo, to gnaw away]

erode

(ē-rōd′) [L. erodere]
1. To wear away.
2. To eat away by ulceration.

e·rode

(ē-rōd')
1. To cause, or to be affected by, erosion.
2. To remove by ulceration.
[L. erodo, to gnaw away]
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Scientists studied more than 650 miles of the New England and Mid-Atlantic coasts and found the average rate of coastal change - taking into account beaches that are both eroding and prograding-was negative 1.6 feet per year.
* In March, engineers uprooted the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, a 129-year-old historic landmark on the eroding Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Though most pennies will pass through a child safely, O'Hara has since encountered a second eroding penny.