Erosion - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˈroʊʒn|  American pronunciation of the word erosion
Brit.  |ɪˈrəʊʒ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word erosion

noun

- (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it) (syn: eroding, wearing)
- condition in which the earth's surface is worn away by the action of water and wind
- a gradual decline of something

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

- erosion by chemical action (syn: corroding, corrosion)

Examples

Landscapers planted grass to stop the erosion of the hillside.

Centuries of erosion by wind have carved grooves in the rocks.

the gradual erosion of our civil liberties

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

The tree's roots serve as a barrier against soil erosion.

clear-cut hillsides are subject to erosion

Erosion listed the old tree

Erosion has truncated the ridges of the mountains

erosion is the work of wind or water over time

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