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erosion

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noun ero·sion \i-ˈrō-zhən\

Simple Definition of erosion

  • : the gradual destruction of something by natural forces (such as water, wind, or ice) : the process by which something is eroded or worn away

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of erosion

  1. 1 a :  the action or process of eroding b :  the state of being eroded

  2. 2 :  an instance or product of erosion

erosional

play \-ˈrōzh-nəl, -ˈrō-zhə-nəl\ adjective

erosionally

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Examples of erosion in a sentence

  1. Landscapers planted grass to stop the erosion of the hillside.

  2. Centuries of erosion by wind have carved grooves in the rocks.



1541

First Known Use of erosion

1541


EROSION Defined for Kids

erosion

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noun ero·sion \i-ˈrō-zhən\

Definition of erosion for Students

  1. :  the act of wearing away or eroding :  the state of being eroded




Medical Dictionary

erosion

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noun ero·sion \i-ˈrō-zhən\

Medical Definition of erosion

  1. 1a:  the superficial destruction of a surface area of tissue (as mucous membrane) by inflammation, ulceration, or trauma <erosion of the uterine cervix>b:  progressive loss of the hard substance of a tooth

  2. 2:  an instance or product of erosion <a circular erosion on the skin>





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