corrasion

[ kuh-rey-zhuh n ]
/ 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.

Origin of corrasion

1605–15; < Latin corrās(us) scraped together (past participle of corrādere) + -ion. See corrade
Related formscor·ra·sive [kuh-rey-siv] /kəˈreɪ sɪv/, adjective
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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 Formscorrasive (kəˈreɪsɪv), adjective
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