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erosion

e·ro·sion

erosion

 
pronunciation:
ih ro zhn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the process or condition of eroding.
similar words:
abrasion, rot, scour, wear
definition 2: the process by which material from the earth's surface is worn away by forces such as glaciers, wind, and water.
 
similar words:
scour, wash
derivation: erosional (adj.)
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  conservation, earth, geology, mountain, soil