weathering

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noun weath·er·ing \ˈweth-riŋ, ˈwe-thə-\

Definition of weathering

  1. :  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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1548



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