Ero'sion. n.s. [erosio, Latin.]
- The act of eating away.
- The state of being eaten away; canker; corrosion.
As sea-salt is a sharp solid body, when taken in too great quantities, in a constant diet of salt meat, it breaks the vessels, produceth erosions of the solid parts, and all the symptoms of the sea-scurvy. Arbuthnot on Aliments.