wearing away

Definitions of wearing away
  1. noun
    (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
    synonyms: eating away, eroding, erosion, wearing
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    chatter mark
    marks on a glaciated rock caused by the movement of a glacier
    the erosive process that reduces the size of glaciers
    abrasion, attrition, corrasion, detrition
    erosion by friction
    beach erosion
    the erosion of beaches
    (geology) the erosion of soil as a consequence of sand and dust and loose rocks being removed by the wind
    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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