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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)

    Synonyms:
    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

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    eating away, corrosion, wearing, wearing away, eroding, corroding

  4. corrosion, corroding, erosionnoun

    erosion by chemical action

    Synonyms:
    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

    Synonyms:
    corrosion, eating away

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. erosionnoun

    Synonyms:
    corrosion, eroding

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How to use erosion in a sentence?

  1. Jim Garvin:

    This ensemble of chemistry, environmental, and descent imaging data will paint a picture of the layered Venus atmosphere and how it interacts with the surface in the mountains of Alpha Regio, which is twice the size of Texas, these measurements will allow us to evaluate historical aspects of the atmosphere as well as detect special rock types at the surface such as granites while also looking for tell-tale landscape features that could tell us about erosion or other formational processes.

  2. Minister Mahmud:

    People have the chance to return to a normal life if they are hit by a cyclone or flood, if people once become displaced due to bank erosion, it is quite impossible to return to normal life.

  3. Ian Lahiffes:

    ( Having a camera outside your door is) an incredible erosion of privacy, it just seems to be a massive data grab. And I don't know how much of it is actually legal.

  4. Jerrold Mundis:

    I am years gone from my family and miles away ... but they raid by telephone with jarring suddenness they have the cyclic constancy of a mortgage and they are inevitable and relentless, like the erosion of my remaining youth. Like certain frightening dreams, my family returns.

  5. Thoriq Ibrahim:

    As of now, there is insurance cover for high waters and flooding, but not for coastal erosion, it's very expensive to repair.


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