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Meaning of EROSION

Pronunciation:  i'rowzhun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  erosion by chemical action
  2. [n]  the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
  3. [n]  condition in which the earth's surface is worn away by the action of water and wind

EROSION is a 7 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: corroding, corrosion, eating away, eroding, wearing, wearing away
 See Also: ablation, abrasion, attrition, beach erosion, chatter mark, chemical action, chemical change, chemical process, corrasion, deflation, detrition, environmental condition, geological process, indentation, pitting, planation, roughness, rust, rusting, soil erosion



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \E*ro"sion\, n. [L. erosio. See {Erode}.]
    1. The act or operation of eroding or eating away.
    2. The state of being eaten away; corrosion; canker.
  2. \E*ro"sion\, n.
    The wearing away of the earth's surface by any natural
    process. The chief agent of erosion is running water; minor
    agents are glaciers, the wind, and waves breaking against the
Biology Dictionary
  1. The wearing away of the earth's surface by natural forces, such as water, wind and ice.
  2. The loosening and transportation of rock and soil debris by wind, rain, or running water.
  3. Wearing away of land by physical and chemical action in moving water or air.
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