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Synonyms for erosion

Synonyms for erosion

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

condition in which the earth's surface is worn away by the action of water and wind

a gradual decline of something

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These photographs show that the scoria (bombs and lapilli) deposits erosionally overlie a light colored tephra deposit correlated to the Alfaro unit (Alvarado et al.
The latter estimates result from comparative analyses of compaction curves of Neogene strata filling the Carpathian Foredeep Basin as well as from extrapolation of erosionally truncated seismic reflectors (Krzywiec and Zuchiewicz, 1993).
After the continental glacier withdrawal into the NW direction, Neris and Voke rivers have erosionally cut across the Baltic (Pomeranian) phase frontal moraines range.
Cross- bedded strata most commonly pass upward into ripple laminated sandstone, although in many outcrops they are either erosionally overlain by coarser-grained strata or abruptly overlain by siltstone and mudstone.