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Synonyms for erosion
ɪˈroʊ ʒənero·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. erosion, eroding, eating away, wearing, wearing awaynoun

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

    eating away, wear, wearing, corroding, wearing away, corrosion, eroding

  2. erosionnoun

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

    eating away, corrosion, wearing, wearing away, eroding, corroding

  3. erosionnoun

    a gradual decline of something

    "after the accounting scandal there was an erosion of confidence in the auditors"

    eating away, corrosion, wearing, wearing away, eroding, corroding

  4. corrosion, corroding, erosionnoun

    erosion by chemical action

    eating away, eroding, wearing, wearing away, corrosion, corroding

Editors Contribution

  1. denudation

    since denudation means uncovering or removing, erosion means wearing or removal of land.

    Submitted by acronimous on January 11, 2018  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. erosionnoun

    corrosion, eating away

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. erosionnoun

    corrosion, eroding

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How to use erosion in a sentence?

  1. Paul Offit:

    There's been no evidence of clear erosion of protection against serious disease.

  2. Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon:

    Convenience alone does not justify such a dramatic erosion of Americans’ constitutional rights.

  3. James Clapper:

    That is kind of in my mind, and maybe I'm a traditionalist, violates a norm and standard of behavior that's long been abided by previous presidents and to me that's bothersome and I think another sign of some erosion of our institutions and our norms and standards.

  4. Giorgio Santambrogio:

    There is a constant erosion of our margins.

  5. Denise Reed:

    If there are cultural sites, cultural relics or an archaeological site of historical interest, unless there are measures taken to specifically provide protection from erosion or to keep the water out, then they will succumb eventually.

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