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Erosion meaning

erosion - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down ( as by particles washing over it)
  2. 2. a gradual decline of something; " after the accounting scandal there was an erosion of confidence in the auditors"
  3. 3. The act or operation of eroding or eating away.
  4. 4. The state of being eaten away; corrosion; canker.
  5. 5. 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 coast.

erosion - examples of usage

  1. The vesicles soon rupture, leaving a small erosion which is soon covered by a thin crust under which the new formation of epithelium proceeds rapidly. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  2. The mucous membrane in such localities is converted into a grayish- white slough, which, when shed, leaves a small erosion, or ulcer. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  3. They were riddled by a network of deep, almost impassable erosion gullies that were choked through their centers by dense clusters of bamboo and great interwoven hoops of enormously spiked, thorny vines, and bordered by dense copses of green trees interspersed by tall grass. - "Si'Wren of the Patriarchs", Roland Cheney.
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