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Synonyms of 'erosion'

(noun) 
Definition
the wearing away of rocks or soil by the action of water, ice, or wind
erosion of the river valleys
Synonyms
disintegration
,
deterioration
enzymes that cause the deterioration of food
,
corrosion
,
corrasion
,
wearing down or away
,
grinding down
(noun) 
Definition
a gradual lessening or reduction
an erosion of moral standards
Synonyms
, ,
undermining
, , ,
weakening
,
spoiling
, ,
eating away
,
abrasion
The sole of the shoe should be designed to take constant abrasion.
,
grinding down
,
wearing down or away

Additional synonyms

in the sense of abrasion
Definition
the erosion of rock by rock fragments scratching and scraping it
The sole of the shoe should be designed to take constant abrasion.
Synonyms
rubbing,
scratching,
scraping,
scouring,
corrosion,
wearing down,
scuffing,
chafing,
grinding down,
wearing away,
abrading

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