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.

Nearby words

  1. corpuscule,
  2. corpusculum,
  3. corr.,
  4. corrade,
  5. corral,
  6. corrasive,
  7. correa,
  8. correct,
  9. correcting plate,
  10. correction

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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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 Formscorrasive (kəˈreɪsɪv), adjective

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