eroding eroding  /ɪ ˈroʊ dɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)

Usage(s):

  1. There's no smoldering scandal to extinguish, no battered confidence to restore, no eroding margins to reverse.
  2. After years of eroding sales, the company posted its first-ever losses in 1998.
  3. By then, though, manufacturers and retailers had already committed to producing and purchasing what proved to be wildly high levels of the material given the eroding economy.

News

  1. U.S. oil boom helps thwart OPEC

    U.S. oil output grew at the fastest pace ever last year, adding 1 million barrels per day and eroding OPEC's ability to control prices.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: CNN Money

  2. U.S. oil boom undermines OPEC

    U.S. oil output grew at the fastest pace ever in 2012, eroding the cartel's influence on prices.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: CNN Money

  3. European car sales hit 20-year low for May as key markets suffer

    BERLIN (Reuters) - European car sales last month plunged to the lowest level in two decades for May, further eroding manufacturers' hopes for a recovery this year. Germany, France and Italy, accounting for about half of the embattled region's sales, suffered declines at or near double-digit percentage levels. Registrations across the 27-nation European Union dropped 5.9 percent to 1.04 million ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "We can't doom another generation of Americans to soaring costs and eroding coverage and exploding deficits," Obama said, adding: "Instead, we need to do what we were sent here to do and improve the lives of the people we serve."
    on Dec 24, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Economic Times

  2. Among them, Republican Congressman Virgil Goode said if voters failed to support his proposals for stricter immigration rules "there will likely be many more Muslims elected to office and demanding the use of the Koran ...... eroding the country's...
    on Dec 22, 2006 By: Virgil Goode Source: New Zealand Herald

  3. "My impression is that the enthusiasm for this bill, even the votes for this bill, have been eroding in the last few weeks," said Sen. Jeff Sessions, an Alabama Republican.
    on Jun 26, 2007 By: Jeff Sessions Source: Reuters India

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