denudation

[ den-yoo-dey-shuh n, dee-noo-, -nyoo- ]
/ ˌdɛn yʊˈdeɪ ʃən, ˌdi nʊ-, -nyʊ- /

noun

the act of denuding.
the state of being denuded.
Geology. the exposing or laying bare of rock by erosive processes.

Origin of denudation

1575–85; < Late Latin dēnūdātiōn- (stem of dēnūdātiō), equivalent to Latin dēnūdāt(us) (see denudate) + -iōn- -ion

Related forms

den·u·da·tion·al, adjectivede·nu·da·tive [dih-noo-duh-tiv, -nyoo-] /dɪˈnu də tɪv, -ˈnyu-/, adjective
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denudation

[ dē′nōō-dāshən, dĕn′yu- ]

n.

The removal of a covering or surface layer.
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