mass–wasting

noun

Definition of mass–wasting

  1. :  the process involving movement of mantlerock that is controlled directly by gravity and that includes such gradual movements as creep and solifluction and such rapid movements as produce rockfalls, landslides, and mudflows

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Origin and Etymology of mass–wasting

2mass + wasting, noun


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