|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.|
|1.||to grind or wear down or away or become ground or worn down or away|
|2.||to deteriorate or cause to deteriorate: jealousy eroded the relationship|
|3.||(tr; usually passive) pathol to remove (tissue) by ulceration|
|[C17: from Latin ērōdere, from |
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.