|an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.|
|a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.|
|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.