Thesaurus

erosion

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of erosion

a gradual weakening, loss, or destruction
  • the erosion of the banks along the river worries flood experts

Synonyms for erosion

Words Related to erosion

Near Antonyms for erosion

Antonyms for erosion

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about erosion

Time Traveler for erosion

Time Traveler

The first known use of erosion was in 1541

See more words from the same year

Cite this Entry

“Erosion.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/erosional. Accessed 11 December 2019.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on erosion

Dictionary: Definition of erosion

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with erosion

Medical Dictionary: Definition of erosion

Spanish Central: Translation of erosion

Nglish: Translation of erosion for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of erosion for Arabic Speakers

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about erosion

Comments on erosion

What made you want to look up erosion? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

heavy with or as if with moisture

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Semantic Drift Quiz

  • a twisty river
  • Which of the following was once a synonym for fun?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!