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Synonyms for eroding

(geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)

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As I have noted, Mackey's first volume of poetry was titled Eroding Witness, and the figure of erosion remains a fitting description of the mode of these works: Syntax shifts and erodes under the reading eye, reference erodes, and ultimately the fundamental fictions of our reading poetry - the singular poetic voice and the direct address - erode and disappear.
Scientists studied more than 650 miles of the New England and Mid-Atlantic coasts and found the average rate of coastal change - taking into account beaches that are both eroding and prograding-was negative 1.
shoreline is eroding, or wearing away, as hurricanes, winter storms, rising ocean levels, and building development pound away at the coast.
Moss has been dismantling and restructuring a series of warehouses in La's Culver City with geometric aplomb, eroding tenebrous corners to allow light to shaft in and popping new volumes through the skin of the old to hergid a contemporary presence.
This "Great Experiment," according to Lindsey, throttled inflation, restored an eroding tax base, increased business investment, barely affected the federal deficit, and led to the current economic boom.
It also finds that - contrary to previous scholarship - rivers are as powerful as glaciers at eroding landscapes.
Though most pennies will pass through a child safely, O'Hara has since encountered a second eroding penny.