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corrasion

[ kuh-rey-zhuhn ]
/ kəˈreɪ ʒən /
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noun

the mechanical erosion of soil and rock by the abrasive action of particles set in motion by running water, wind, glacial ice, and gravity.

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Origin of corrasion

1605–15; <Latin corrās(us) scraped together (past participle of corrādere) + -ion. See corrade

OTHER WORDS FROM corrasion

cor·ra·sive [kuh-rey-siv], /kəˈreɪ sɪv/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for corrasion

corrasion
/ (kəˈreɪʒən) /

noun

erosion of a rock surface by rock fragments transported over it by water, wind, or iceCompare abrasion (def. 3), attrition (def. 4)

Derived forms of corrasion

corrasive (kəˈreɪsɪv), adjective
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