Synonyms of erosion


1. erosion, eroding, eating away, wearing, wearing away, geological process, geologic process

usage: (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)

2. erosion, environmental condition

usage: condition in which the earth's surface is worn away by the action of water and wind

3. erosion, decline, diminution

usage: a gradual decline of something; "after the accounting scandal there was an erosion of confidence in the auditors"

4. corrosion, corroding, erosion, chemical process, chemical change, chemical action

usage: erosion by chemical action

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