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English noun: eating away

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


Synonymseroding, erosion, wearing, wearing away


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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