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eroded

When cliffs are gradually worn away by currents and pounding ocean waves, we consider them eroded.

Eroded comes from the Latin word erodere "to eat away." It doesn't just refer to things like sediment and dirt. If someone is consistently unreliable, your confidence in that person will gradually become eroded.

Definitions of eroded
  1. adjective
    worn away as by water or ice or wind
    synonyms: scoured
    worn
    affected by wear; damaged by long use
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