gradual eating away

gradual eating away
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  • erosion — I noun abrasion, attrition, breakdown, consumption, crumbling, decay, decrease, decrement, deterioration, detrition, diminishment, diminution, disappearance, disintegration, dissolution, gradual eating away, gradual wearing away, grinding,… …   Law dictionary

  • erosion — The gradual eating away of the soil by the operation of currents or tides, so that the portion of land which is eaten away is lost to the riparian or littoral owner, except and until it be restored to him by accretion. Mulry v Norton, 100 NY 426 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • erosion — To wear away by the action of water, wind, or other elements. The gradual eating away of the soil by the operation of currents or tides. Distinguished from submergence, which is the disappearance of the soil under the water and the formation of a …   Black's law dictionary

  • erosion — To wear away by the action of water, wind, or other elements. The gradual eating away of the soil by the operation of currents or tides. Distinguished from submergence, which is the disappearance of the soil under the water and the formation of a …   Black's law dictionary

  • can|ker — «KANG kuhr», noun, verb. –n. 1. a spreading sore, especially a canker sore. 2. a fungous disease of plants, especially of fruit trees, that causes slow decay of the bark and tissues: »... as killing as the canker to the rose (Milton). 3.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • India — /in dee euh/, n. 1. Hindi, Bharat. a republic in S Asia: a union comprising 25 states and 7 union territories; formerly a British colony; gained independence Aug. 15, 1947; became a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations Jan. 26, 1950.… …   Universalium

  • Russia — /rush euh/, n. 1. Also called Russian Empire. Russian, Rossiya. a former empire in E Europe and N and W Asia: overthrown by the Russian Revolution 1917. Cap.: St. Petersburg (1703 1917). 2. See Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. 3. See Russian… …   Universalium

  • Erosion — An erosion is an eating away of a surface. ( Erodere in Latin means to eat out.) For example, a skin erosion is a loss of part or all of the epidermis (the outer layer) leaving a denuded surface. For another example, tooth erosion is a gradual… …   Medical dictionary

  • e|rode — «ih ROHD», verb, e|rod|ed, e|rod|ing. –v.t. 1. to eat into; eat away; wear away gradually: »Acid erodes metal. Running water erodes soil and rocks …   Useful english dictionary

  • Erosion — E*ro sion, n. [L. erosio. See {Erode}.] 1. The act or operation of eroding or eating away. [1913 Webster] 2. The state of being eaten away; corrosion; canker. [1913 Webster] 3. The wearing away of the earth s surface by any natural process. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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