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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A wearing away. Also: The process by which rock or soil is gradually destroyed by wind, rain, or the sea.

Usage examples (35)
  • She says coastal councils are trying to implement long-term erosion strategies.
  • Long-term erosion is being aggravated by the weak economy, squeezing margins.
  • The word erosion, the word chronic -- those are terms of art in medicine that mean over time.
  • It was like a cave above ground - you could see the effects of long term erosion and slow moving water. for more
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