weathering

noun weath·er·ing \ ˈwet͟h-riŋ , ˈwe-t͟hə- \
|Updated on: 8 Jul 2018

Definition of weathering

: the action of the weather conditions in altering the color, texture, composition, or form of exposed objects; specifically : the physical disintegration and chemical decomposition of earth materials at or near the earth's surface

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