wearing away

Definitions of wearing away
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n (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)

Synonyms:
eating away, eroding, erosion, wearing
Types:
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chatter mark
marks on a glaciated rock caused by the movement of a glacier
ablation
the erosive process that reduces the size of glaciers
abrasion, attrition, corrasion, detrition
erosion by friction
beach erosion
the erosion of beaches
deflation
(geology) the erosion of soil as a consequence of sand and dust and loose rocks being removed by the wind
planation
the process of erosion whereby a level surface is produced
soil erosion
the washing away of soil by the flow of water
wash, washout
the erosive process of washing away soil or gravel by water (as from a roadway)
Type of:
geologic process, geological process
(geology) a natural process whereby geological features are modified

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