There can be no doubt, then, that glaciers have an erosive action, and therefore must be regarded as agents of denudation.
In this excursion only the marginal portion of the glacier would do erosive work.
The erosive action of the sea, from our present point of view, is of comparatively little importance.
The laws of gravitation, the erosive powers of water, the effects of frost, are just the same at wholesale as they are at retail.
The mesas of Arizona, the earth sculpture of the Grand Canyon remain as monuments to the erosive forces which produced them.
Then the erosive waste exceeds the growth by up-bulging, and mountain decay begins.
Vast portions of the mountain have already been carried away by the erosive forces of ice and running water.
Of still greater destructive influence, however, than these solvent agencies in earth and sea, are the erosive agencies of both.
They have been robbed by the erosive action of waves and running water.
The erosive power of a river is vastly augmented by the solid matter carried along with it.
erosive e·ro·sive (ĭ-rō'sĭv)