(geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
Syn: ↑erosion, ↑eating away, ↑wearing, ↑wearing away
Derivationally related forms: ↑wear away (for: ↑wearing away), ↑erode, ↑erode (for: ↑erosion)
Topics: ↑geology
Hypernyms: ↑geological process, ↑geologic process

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