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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.
Erosion can make land unfit for growing crops.Flooding caused erosion of the soil along the riverbank.
 
similar words:
scour, wash
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derivation: erosional (adj.)
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