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

4 senses of erosion

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)

Sense 2
erosion -- (condition in which the earth's surface is worn away by the action of water and wind)
       => environmental condition -- (the state of the environment)

Sense 3
erosion -- (a gradual decline of something; "after the accounting scandal there was an erosion of confidence in the auditors")
       => decline, diminution -- (change toward something smaller or lower)

Sense 4
corrosion, corroding, erosion -- (erosion by chemical action)
       => chemical process, chemical change, chemical action -- ((chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved)

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