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
Examples of erosion
Landscapers planted grass to stop the erosion of the hillside.
Centuries of erosion by wind have carved grooves in the rocks.
First Known Use of erosion
Medical Definition of erosion
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: an instance or product of erosion <a circular erosion on the skin>
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