Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun eating_away

1 sense of eating away

Sense 1
erosion, eroding, eating away, wearing, wearing away -- ((geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it))
       => geological process, geologic process -- ((geology) a natural process whereby geological features are modified)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb eat_away

2 senses of eat away

Sense 1
erode, eat away, fret -- (remove soil or rock; "Rain eroded the terraces")
       => damage -- (inflict damage upon; "The snow damaged the roof"; "She damaged the car when she hit the tree")

Sense 2
fret, eat away -- (wear away or erode)
       => corrode, rust -- (become destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an acid; "The metal corroded"; "The pipes rusted")

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