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1610s, a back-formation from erosion, or else from French éroder, from Latin erodere "to gnaw away, consume" (see erosion). Related: Eroded; eroding. Originally of acids, ulcers, etc.; geological sense is from 1830.
erode e·rode (ĭ-rōd')
v. e·rod·ed, e·rod·ing, e·rodes
To wear away by or as if by abrasion.
To eat into; ulcerate.
town, northern Tamil Nadu state, southeastern India, on the Cauvery River. Temple inscriptions indicate the prominent role played by the town as early as the 10th century AD. Its name is associated with a Cola temple (907-1279) and means "wet skull." Though Erode was successively destroyed by Maratha, Mysore Muslim, and British armies, the surrounding fertile soils assisted in the town's quick recovery as an agricultural trade centre