E*ro"sion (?), n. [L. erosio. See Erode.]


The act or operation of eroding or eating away.


The state of being eaten away; corrosion; canker.


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E*ro"sion, n.

The wearing away of the earth's surface by any natural process. The chief agent of erosion is running water; minor agents are glaciers, the wind, and waves breaking against the coast.


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