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1    the wearing away of rocks and other deposits on the earth's surface by the action of water, ice, wind, etc.  
2    the act or process of eroding or the state of being eroded  
  erosive, erosional      adj  

cycle of erosion  
      n   the hypothetical sequence of modifications to the earth's surface by erosion, from the original uplift of the land to the ultimate low plain, usually divided into the youthful, mature, and old stages  
spark erosion  
      n     (Engineering)   a method of machining using a shaped electrode which erodes the workpiece by an electric spark discharge between itself and the workpiece  
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abrasion, attrition, consumption, corrasion, corrosion, destruction, deterioration, disintegration, eating away, grinding down, spoiling, wear, wearing down or away  

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