|a chattering or flighty, light-headed person.|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|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.