Examples of erosion in a Sentence
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
EROSION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of erosion for English Language Learners
: the gradual destruction of something by natural forces (such as water, wind, or ice) : the process by which something is eroded or worn away
EROSION Defined for Kids
Definition of erosion for Students
: the act of wearing away or eroding : the state of being eroded
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 cervixb: 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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