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Definition of erosion:

  1. The act or operation of eroding or eating away.
  2. The state of being eaten away; corrosion; canker.
  3. The wearing away of the earth's surface by any natural process. The chief agent of erosion is running water; minor agents are glaciers, the wind, and waves breaking against the coast.

Synonyms:

wearing away, eroding, washing away, land despoliation, detrition, corroding, abrasion, wear, wearing, ablation, wear and tear, desedimentation, decay, corrosion, weathering, leaching away, washout, eating away.

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