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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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