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Synonyms of wearing away

Noun


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)

Verb


1. whittle away, whittle down, wear away, damage

usage: cut away in small pieces

2. wear away, wear off, remove, take, take away, withdraw

usage: diminish, as by friction; "Erosion wore away the surface"

3. erode, gnaw, gnaw at, eat at, wear away, decay, crumble, dilapidate

usage: become ground down or deteriorate; "Her confidence eroded"

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