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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.


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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