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English noun: wearing away

1. wearing away (process) (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)


Synonymseating away, eroding, erosion, wearing


Broader (hypernym)geologic process, geological process


Narrower (hyponym)ablation, abrasion, attrition, beach erosion, chatter mark, corrasion, deflation, detrition, planation, soil erosion


Domain categorygeology









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